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Snow plant   /snoʊ plænt/   Listen
Snow plant

A fleshy bright red saprophytic plant of the mountains of western North America that appears in early spring while snow is on the ground.  Synonym: Sarcodes sanguinea.

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"Snow plant" Quotes from Famous Books

... The snow plant (Sarcodes sanguinea) is more admired by tourists than any other in California. It is red, fleshy and watery and looks like a gigantic asparagus shoot. Soon after the snow is off the round it rises through the dead needles and humus in the pine and fir ...
— The Yosemite • John Muir

Words linked to "Snow plant" :   Sarcodes, Sarcodes sanguinea, genus Sarcodes, wild flower, wildflower

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