Candystick, Barber's Pole, Sugarstick
Binomial name Allotropa virgata
Torr. & Gray
An interesting fact from www.matsiman.com/allotropa.htm
"Allotropa, candy cane, is a parasite which indicates Matsutake mycelia. It feeds on the mycelia, taking the nutrients it needs. The mycelia must be present if the "plant" is. Allotropa has been noted with all host trees wherever Matsutake grows in the Pacific Northwest. "