Wednesday, January 2, 2013


Geocaulon lividum
Santalaceae sandelwood family
Northern Comandra

August 2012
everywhere in the forest around here in Mendenhal subdivision

lividum - ? lead color, pale

also called dogberry, it is edible, but not palatable

June 29, 2016. in the forest here in mendenhall subd. I often see affected plants.
The Geocaulon lividum is a parasitic species, living on the roots of kinnikinnick or asters, that seems possible, see  the kinnikinnick in the picture. Yet upon reading here on the Internet, it links the yellow veins to Pine blister. which needs two hosts to live. As there are no pines around here, this seems implausible to me.

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