|C. americana infructescence|
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Squawroot - Conopholis Americana - Conopholis d'Amérique
Squawroot is an achlorophyllous (non-photosynthesizing) plant which grows as a parasite on the roots of oak and beech. We encountered several of these in our hike up Mont Cayamant the other day. I think it's a rather strange-looking plant. Visible in the picture below is the above-ground infructescence; at this time of the season, the flowers have been replaced with seed pods.
Today I'm feeling impatient.