Sarcodes sanguinea (snow plant)

Sarcodes sanguinea is a striking and relatively well known member of subfamily Monotropoideae that grows in California and southern Oregon (see below). On my last field trip to northern California in late May, this species was blooming in full force! The flowers of S. sanguinea are incredible. All perianth parts are bright red, just like …

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Blue Creek Exp Area

On July 20, 2013 I drove to an area of the Siskiyou Mts. outside the town of Orleans from Los Angeles-- the 11 hours is okay if I can leave before dawn and arrive in the afternoon. Arriving a few hours before the sun went down, there was some time to collect from a population …