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Mystery Plant Hint: Also called “Giant Bird’s Nest,” this plant has no chlorophyll. It feeds off decaying plant litter, the stuff that drops from pines. What’s its name using the stuff it feeds upon?

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The Groom Creek Trail (307) around Spruce Mountain is a nine mile mystery: there are no spruce trees on Spruce Mountain. Since you don't exactly need a botany degree to identify a spruce, how did this place come to be called by the wrong name?

By Ted Johnson September 26, 2011