9835 thumb Sagehen's Mycorrhizal Cheaters

Flipping the usual script, where mycorrhizal fungi siphon sugar from plant roots, some plants get all or part of their food from parasitism upon those fungi (who probably got it from trees), rather than from photosynthesis.

The Pyrola group is one of a select few that can live both ...more ↓

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Snowplant 1
Sarcodes sanguinea
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fragrant bedstraw 2
Galium triflorum
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woodland pinedrops 3
Pterospora andromedea
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Little Prince's Pine 5
Chimaphila menziesii
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catchweed bedstraw 6
Galium aparine
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sugarstick 7
Allotropa virgata
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Gray's bedstraw 8
Galium grayanum
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Mexican bedstraw 9
Galium mexicanum
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low mountain bedstraw 10
Galium bifolium
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bog wintergreen 11
Pyrola asarifolia
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one-sided wintergreen 12
Orthilia secunda
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spotted coralroot 13
Corallorhiza maculata
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three-petal bedstraw 14
Galium trifidum

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