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What plant is that?
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Photo credits: © Francis R. Underwood 2016
The mystery plant for February
has no chlorophyll and
receives its nutrients from
fungi growing in the soil.
This species has red, hairy stems,
and red flowers.
The leaves are reduced to scales
along the stem of the plant.
The flowers are nodding at first and
when open they are erect.
They remain erect in fruit.
This plant has a sister species
which has tan stems and flowers
and only recently have they been
separated into two different species.
This plant can be found
growing in Oak woods and
often forms large clumps.
It blooms in August and September.
This plant is very rare in RI.
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what this mystery plant is.
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