John's Nature Pictures


Have you ever seen such a thing? The entire plant is bright red! The stem, the 'leaves', the flowers. Very uncommon, it only grows in deep forests with a thick layer of humus (dead pine needles and such). It does not require photosynthesis to grow, it is a saprophyte. That means it lives off of dead or decaying organic matter.

Picture #167 -  copyright © 1993 by John Sherman


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