Taxon  Report   7346 
Sarcodes sanguinea  Torr.
Snow plant,  Snowplant
Sarcodes sanguinea
© 2018 Cynthia Griffin
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Sarcodes sanguinea
© 2018 Chico Hiking Association
Sarcodes sanguinea
© 2009 Keir Morse
Sarcodes sanguinea, a dicot, is a perennial herb (mycoparasitic) that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Sarcodes sanguinea
© 2001 Russell Towle
Genus: Sarcodes
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jul 15, 2018).

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