Latin name: Sarcodes sanguinea Torrey
Pronunciation: sar-KO-deez san-GWIN-ee-a
Common name: Snow plant
Family: Ericaceae (Heath)
Habitat: Thick humus of montane coniferous forests from 4000' to 8000', usually under pines, from the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains northward
Blooming period: May to July
Name derivations: 1) Sarcodes 2) sanguinea