|Copyright: Ori Fragman Sapir (fragman)
|Date Taken: 2006-02-25|
|Exposure: f/19, 1/125 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2006-02-26 14:06|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|This is one of the desert parasytic plants, living on roots of other shrubs, in salty and very dry soils. I found these of the main road on the western part of the Dead Sea, in the lowest place on earth, altitude -400 m.|
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What an odd little plant. I have never seen this type before. It looks like it might be saprophytic (having no chlorophyll and therefor no green coloring, getting its nutrients from decaying vegetable matter rather than from sunlight). Do you know if it is?