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BOTANY WALK MAY 16th

BOTANY WALK MAY 16th

Walk leader Clay Antieau, President of the Washington Native Plant Society, revealed lots of interesting tidbits about plants in the park for the participants on the walk. For example, the group engaged in a fascinating discussion of mycoheteretrophs, plants that lack chlorophyll and do not photosynthesize (make their own food). These parasitic plants get their food from a fungus, which gets its food from a plant of another species. We saw several examples, including the nondescript Vancouver Ground Cone and the lovely orchid, Spotted Coralroot. See what you missed? Clay will lead another walk August 8th.