Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Ghost Family Reunion

Speaking of favourite plants, Indian Pipe is one of the most fascinating plants in Canada. This clhorophylless parasite saps its energy from neighbouring trees via fungi.

We saw two other unusual plants - one whose name eludes me and striped coral root - an orchid that also takes its energy from decaying organic matter again with the help of soil fungi. (A saprophyte)

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