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Pholisma arenarium

5/17/08

 

Sand Plant (Pholisma arenarium), eastern Kern County, California

 

"A true desert plant that occurs on dunes is a root parasite, Pholisma arenarium [. . .] This low-growing species is a relative of the plant known as Sand Food [. . .] Unlike Sand Food, which resembles a small bagel, this sand plant is more like a mushroom in appearance." - Allan A. Schoenherr, A Natural History of California

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Taken on May 17, 2008