Conopholis americana

Peatmoss

Plant
Here's an inflorescence of this species (common name is American Cancer-root or Bear Corn) I photographed last weekend. I've never actually seen this species in full flower, only in fruit like this one. The host in this case was an Oak (didn't look at the species, but I assume red). I've never seen this species in densities this high, the plants were almost carpeting the forest floor in some areas. Photographed in Tiny township. (Excuse the watermark, I linked from flickr because it's faster than having to downsize the image to upload here)

 

Peatmoss

Plant
Very interesting, do you have any pictures of a big collection?
I don't from this location, I found it interesting that while the density of this species was fairly high, I never saw any clusters with more than 3 heads. The last time I saw this species (on the Bruce Peninsula) there was only a single clump, and I didn't see any others nearby:

 
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