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Solitary Confinement by Timberwolf4u Solitary Confinement by Timberwolf4u
One of my favorite things about Yosemite is the huge amount of diversity. This applies even to the plant life. There's tons of crazy spider lupins everywhere down in the valley. However, during spring in the higher areas of Yosemite you can run across this amazingly spectacular plant. Per the Yosemite website: "Another set of wildflowers emerge before the snows completely melt in the higher forests and meadows along the Glacier Point Road, climbing to more than 7,000 feet in elevation. The unusual looking snow plant pops out through thin layers of the remaining snow. The snow plant lacks any green because it doesn’t photosynthesize, instead feeding off soil fungi. Its red color attracts hummingbirds, which feed from its bell shaped flowers."

The snow plant is VERY visible but finding just the right one in just the right lighting is no easy task. I am EXTREMELY pleased with how this shot came out. For a flower shot, I think it has style. Well, at least my style =)

Due to a pretty decent amount of interest in this plant here's the wiki on this "parasitic flower" (Sarcodes sanguinea). It's really quite fascinating how this plant grows! wiki here - [link]
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:iconmiyumicat:
miyumicat Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Student General Artist
whoa, thats cool
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zutaralover97 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful photo, I'm amazed at how small this plant is.
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:icontimberwolf4u:
Timberwolf4u Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
Thank you very much. Yeah, it's not super tall, but this is actually one of the larger ones that I saw during my hikes to Yosemite.
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WiltingSoul Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Love the simplicity of this shot. Great capture.
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ManitouWolf Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome and unusual flower! :D
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:icontimberwolf4u:
Timberwolf4u Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
Thanks! I thought so too. I decided to add the wiki information on it because it's fascinating. Just read the description and you'll see what I added.
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Nashoba-Hostina Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011   General Artist
I had never heard of such a plant... my goodness, that's so darn neat! Godh, thank you so much for sharing!
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:icontimberwolf4u:
Timberwolf4u Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
Thanks! I thought so too =)
I decided to add the wiki information on it because it's fascinating. Just read the description and you'll see what I added.
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:iconnashoba-hostina:
Nashoba-Hostina Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011   General Artist
Oh gosh, that's entierly too neat XD
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Althytrion Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
Gorgeous shot! :clap:

I've never seen a Snow Plant Sarcodes sanguinea before, and indeed it's strikingly beautiful and interesting. :aww:
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