Ultra Rare Albino Redwoods Are an Everwhite Mystery (Pics)

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And this morning’s, “Nature… She’s a Freak” award goes to these (displacing arsenic eating lifeforms, our last winner).

albino redwood photo
Photo via KQED video

While they might look like flocked Christmas trees, these albino redwoods are anything but. The very rare “ghost trees” lack chlorophyll, the necessary chemical that makes plants green and helps them convert sunlight to food. So, the trees feed off energy from a host redwood. There are as few as perhaps 25 albino redwoods around the world, and eight in the Henry Cowell Redwood State Park in Northern California. Check out a video from KQED explaining how these albino trees function. …Read the full story on TreeHugger

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