Snowplant

Snowmelt [Sarcodes sanguinea] found at Emerald Bay State Park and South Lake Tahoe, California on 8 and 9 June 2021.  It’s a member of the Indian Pipe (Monotropaceae) family and “is the only mycotrophic wildflower in the heath (Ericaceae) that is not a ghostly white color or various shades of reddish to purplish brown,” according to the U.S. Forest Service

USDA Plants Listing: Sarcodes sanguinea

Snowplant – 9 June 2021

Snowplant – 9 June 2021

Snowplant – 9 June 2021

Snowplant - 8 June 2021

Snowplant – 8 June 2021