Thursday, May 2, 2013

squaw root

The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all. 
–From the movie, "Mulan" 

This unusual plant is called "Squaw Root" - a perennial root-parasite lacking chlorophyll with scaly white/yellow flowers. It makes its appearance from April to June and is often found under oak trees. Squaw root is said to be a favorite food of bears.

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