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(Conopholis americana)

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This native plant has up to ten white flowers with yellow at the base of the corolla (set of petals) ,on one stem arising from a small cluster of pink tubers in the soil. The feathery leaves are glaucus (bluish). In Duff Park, Dutchman's Breeches is found on all partially shady slopes along Funk Bike Way, Trilllium, Fernwood, Violet, and Columbine Trails. In other parks in Murrysville a few can be seen as well.

All photographs taken at Duff Park by Pat Comas, Tom Morton, Kyle Selcer and Theo van de Venne.

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