New Hampshire moths are practically sparrows. Two Luna moths, and a Polyphemus moth
It’s Ghost Plant season again!
Monotropa uniflora is a mycoheterotrophic plant, which means that, instead of using chlorophyll to synthesize ATP from solar radiation, it uses a fungal partner to steal nutrients directly from neighboring trees. It a parasite, and a smart one, at that.
The pictures show a top view and a side view of the mushroom Leucocoprinus fragilissimus (Agaricaceae), a species with wide distribution in many continents, quite characteristic by its shape and color.
Although the cap of this mushroom is bell-shaped when young, it becomes broadly convex and uplifted in age. The caps are up to 4.5 cm wide, and its surface is translucent-striate from the margin of the disc, pale yellowish white, resembling the paper umbrellas used to decorate cocktails.
Underside the gills are white.The stalk is thick and extremely fragile, pale yellow when fresh, darkening in age, and coated overall with tiny yellowish scales.