What is the mystery plant growing in what used to be my (indoor, potted) thyme? (Pics inside) [more inside]
posted by Rallon
on Oct 26, 2012 -
A friend sent this picture of a strange plant
that he is trying to identify. He found it growing at his campsite almost underneath a tent that he had left up. He has asked a lot of people if they know what it is and no one has identified it yet. The closest anyone has come up with is that it might possibly belong to the same family..Monotropaceae.. as Indian Pipe. He said that it grew in relative darkness under the edge of the tent, probably had next to no water, and sprouted during the heat of August. The location is near Julian, CA about an hour's drive from San Diego, and the tent site is in a tree-shaded canyon high in the Cuyamaca Mountians at 4000 ft. Any ideas?
posted by archaic
on Aug 24, 2011 -