animal, plant, or mineral?

Squawroot is a plant that lacks chlorophyll. It sets up shop underground for about four years attaching its roots to those of a host tree. 

Squawroot is a plant that lacks chlorophyll. It sets up shop underground for about four years attaching its roots to those of a host tree.
When it’s good and ready, it sends up flowering stems that smell like carrion. It’s like sweet sweet, juicy...

When it’s good and ready, it sends up flowering stems that smell like carrion. It’s like sweet sweet, juicy juice to pollinating flies. Learn more about this magnificent weirdo here

Conopholis americana. Spring 2015 St. Louis County.

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