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Vintage Nature Illustration Wednesday – Mushrooms

(This one was a gift - I sadly do not have illustrator info. If you know it, please tell me!)

(This one was a gift – I sadly do not have illustrator info. If you know it, please tell me!)

Can you say, “Mycotrophic Wildflowers”?

Do you love new vocabulary as much as I do? When I learn a new word I want to work it into my everyday vernacular. Mostly so I can try to sound smart. But this post isn’t about my inferiority complex, it’s about wildflowers! Well, kind of.

What has no chlorophyll, parasitizes the hyphae (filaments) of a mycorrhizal fungus, and looks like alien asparagus?

Why, it’s mycotrophic wildflowers!

Pinedrops (Pterospora andromedea). Or as I like to call them, Freaky Alien Asparagus.

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