Whatsit?

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texasbb
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Whatsit?

Post by texasbb » July 20th, 2020, 4:54 pm

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Four to five inches tall.

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Re: Whatsit?

Post by walrus » July 20th, 2020, 6:30 pm

Some kind of mycotroph- sugarstick, maybe?

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Re: Whatsit?

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Re: Whatsit?

Post by adamschneider » July 20th, 2020, 9:20 pm

leiavoia wrote:
July 20th, 2020, 6:39 pm
Pinedrops
Yup. Sugarstick has bright white bits.

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Re: Whatsit?

Post by texasbb » July 21st, 2020, 2:08 pm

Thanks, everyone. That's an interesting little plant. Can't make its own food so it steals from the roots of other nearby plants/trees, using fungi to do the stealing and transporting. Botanical organized crime?

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