Green growth in forest litter

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Green growth in forest litter

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Just an interesting little snippet of what you see if you stick your nose down near the ground. Frame height about 2-1/4". I have no idea what the plant is.

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The color contrast is especially enjoyable, IMO. I've always enjoyed photos of "green shoots", perhaps because it seems to symbolize new life, etc.

Capturing such an object in a way that the subject + background match of course requires considerable skill and art, often more than I can summon.
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Thanks, Phil.

"New life" is exactly the situation here. This is high country, elevation around 6200 feet, and this spot was still under snow until just a couple of weeks ago.

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Well, I now have an ID on this plant, and as a result I've had to change the title. Rather than a "seedling", the green stuff shown above is in fact new growth at the ends of branches of a long lived perennial that the books describe as evergreen. Here's the end of one branch dug out of the mat that it likes to make:

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Species is Luetkea pectinata, common name "partridgefoot". The web has many images of it.

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