Candystick - East Bank Trail

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    Allotropa virgata
    Candystick, Barber's Pole, Sugarstick

    Family: Ericaceae
    Genus: Allotropa
    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. "

    East Bank Trail
    Norht Cascades National Park
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    1. kkdemien 81 months ago | reply

      Very nice shot. I love the information you provide.

    2. brewbooks 81 months ago | reply

      Thanks kkdemien - info helps me learn - and I try to share it.

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