Plant ID forum: What is this interesting looking plant?

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Jun 20, 2016 8:04 AM CST
Been seeing these popping up out of the dirt everywhere here in Northern NM. Anyone know what we're looking at here?

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Jun 20, 2016 8:11 AM CST
Could this be a type of mushroom?
Name: Feng Xiao Long
Bogor, Java, Indonesia (Zone 13a)
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Jun 20, 2016 8:16 AM CST
Conopholis americana. A kind of parasit plants. Smiling

Jun 20, 2016 8:24 AM CST
XiaoLong said:Conopholis americana. A kind of parasit plants. Smiling

Very cool! Thank you!
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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Jun 20, 2016 2:28 PM CST


If you are in New Mexico, it's probably the closely related Conopholis alpina. C. americana is an Eastern species with C. alpina being its counterpart in the Southwest.

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