Another parasitic plant! Add this one, Monotropa uniflora (commonly called any of these variously wonderful names: Indian pipe, ghost plant, or corpse plant) to the growing list with Orobanche cooperi and Sarcodes sanguinea. Like its relative, S. sanguinea, it is also part of the Ericaceae (Heath) family.
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Walking down the north side of Highway 49, I joyously realized a pile of nuts awaited from my otherwise drained butter pecan milkshake. I smiled at my unexpected good fortune, and flung off the lid to let a deluge of sticky pecans grace my face. I looked toward the boggy side of the road. [...]
A few of the Bay Area Plant People (BAPP) crew have come together for a united post. For more fantastic plant/sex posts, check out:
Pitcher Plant Project Dirty Girl Gardening Plantgasm
lines on Lavatera
Imagine, you need to get laid but you’re stuck to your bar stool. [...]
Crown thyself queen or king of the botanical realm with a Phyte Club trucker hat!
hanging on my favorite street tree, the madrone-related, non-native Arbutus unedo, a.k.a. Strawberry Tree
It took about a year to decide I was okay “mass producing” these (and by that I mean ten hats in addition to my [...]
tomato flower, so very Solanaceae
Ripe and red — I think that's the remnant style sticking out of the bottom of this ever-so swollen ovary. Yum.
I had to know if the sexy rumor was true: Are tomatoes really pollinated by the precise vibration of bee wings, causing the flower to drop [...]
I was weary from my life at sea level, and so took to the mountains a couple weeks ago for a writing retreat offered through San Francisco State’s Sierra
on Highway 49 between Sattley and Bassetts
Nevada Field Campus. Yes, there is such a thing (isn’t that cool?), and it’s [...]