All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Candystick</strong> - single plant
<em>Allotropa virgata</em> / Indian Pipe Family
Mt. Rainier National Park
June 25, 2009

What a thrill it was to find this unusual wildflower blooming in the low forest along the Rampart Ridge Trail! It i...
Candystick - single plant
Allotropa virgata / Indian Pipe Family
Mt. Rainier National Park
June 25, 2009

What a thrill it was to find this unusual wildflower blooming in the low forest along the Rampart Ridge Trail! It is a saprophytic plant, it has no chlorophyll, so it has to get its nutrients from decaying plant material in the soil. These unusual plants are red and white striped, just like a peppermint candystick! This plant is still in bud.


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