I came across this while camping in the Cougar Reservoir area of the Willamette National Forest and was berry interested in finding out more of it when I got back to the internet. It was really easy to identify because I guess everybody thinks it looks like some sort of ghost plant. It's so cool! I've only done a little bit of reading on it, but I am absolutely fascinated with this plant/not plant? It doesn't photosynthesis, so what exactly would it be? I read it's a myco-heterotroph, so it has a symbiotic relationship with fungi -- is there a specific fungi it has this relationship with?
Regardless, I think this organism is not only interesting-lookin', its process of life seems to be just as or even more interesting. How cool!