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Snow Plant

Is this a flower, a mushroom, or maybe a guest from another planet?

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In early spring this unusually looking plant shows its bright red head through the snow. The snow plant doesn't look like a typical flower ​and is often compared to a mushroom or a red asparagus. It also lacks the chlorophyll which gives the familiar green colour to most plants. All of this makes the snow plant probably the weirdest inhabitant of this area and attracts many wildflower enthusiasts and photographers, and is more admired by tourists than any other plant in Yosemite. You can find this spectacular flower from May to July in Yosemite Valley, the Mariposa Grove of Sequoias, and along the Glacier Point Road.​

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