Observation 7710: Pityopus californicus (Eastw.) H.F. Copel.

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Pityopus californica indeed.
By: Jeff Riedenauer (Tamsenite)
2011-07-19 16:00:06 CDT (-0400)

These are young “pinefoots” the smallest of mycotrophic plants of the sierras and cascades. They usually show up much later than s. sanguinea and look like white asparagus when young. Snow plants are bright pink to magenta when young with that distictive spiral/drillhead shape.

Sprouting snow plants
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-06-06 14:38:17 CDT (-0400)

A grouping of sprouting snow plants, not fungus. I saw a few of these up there near the snow melt. I would think it was a mushroom hump, and pull aside the duff, there was a bunch of asparagus looking guys.

Snow Plant
By: Nathaniel Segraves (nlsegraves)
2008-06-06 11:44:16 CDT (-0400)

Very young specimens. It is either Pleuricospora fimbriolata or Sarcodes sanguinea

Flowering plant?
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2008-06-06 11:40:16 CDT (-0400)

Looks like an achlorophyllus plant.

Created: 2008-06-06 11:21:37 CDT (-0400)
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