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Photo © Soshi, all rights reserved
Mt.Rainier national park (Google, OSM)
46.8996733, -121.6973877
Accuracy: 27412m
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Description

The photo is only a part of the plant that was likely covered in snow at a pretty high elevation.

Apr. 18, 2012 17:00:20 -0700
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Pixie Cups - Photo (c) Ilja Klutman, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
Tiggrx's ID: Pixie Cups (Genus Cladonia)
Posted by tiggrx over 2 years ago (Flag)
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This is definitely a lichen and almost certainly in the genus Cladonia as Tiggrx suggested. This genus often forms sort of stalk structures with cups on the end of them.

Posted by kueda over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Okay, just looked it up. Thanks guys for helping.

Posted by bluehoneysugar about 2 years ago (Flag)
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Pixie Cups - Photo (c) Ilja Klutman, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
bluehoneysugar's ID: Pixie Cups (Genus Cladonia)
Posted by bluehoneysugar about 2 years ago (Flag)
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Pixie Cups - Photo (c) Ilja Klutman, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
bluehoneysugar's ID: Pixie Cups (Genus Cladonia)
Pixie Cups - Photo (c) Ilja Klutman, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
Community ID: Pixie Cups (Genus Cladonia)
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