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ground pines

ground pines

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I sometimes make wreaths out of these.
Dave Bonta: Cool. My dad used to make ground-oine wreaths when I was a kid. Be careful not to harvest too much in one spot, though - turns out they can take a while recover, as you probably know.
  • leslee
  • US
  • 27 Jan 2008, 16:35
I love the light in this one. And the complementary colors of blue and yellow really makes the ground pine sprouts (or whatever you call them) an interesting contrast.
Dave Bonta: Thanks. The yellow things are the fruiting bodies with sporangia (can't quite call them seed heads), which are said to have medicinal and highly explosive properties.
Medicinal *and* highly explosive? Cool! I need to get me some and stun the neighbors.


I'll echo Leslee about the colors, and the blue shadows cast on the snow are particularly glacier-fine.
Dave Bonta: I think people used to use it in fireworks, but I couldn't find a web reference to link to for that.

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