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Candy Cane plant (Allotropa virgata) is found in forests of the Pacific Northwest and is dependent on the mycelia of Matsutake fungus, which attaches itself to the roots of trees forming a symbiotic relationship. Its other names include Sugar-stick, Candystriped allotropa, and Barber's Pole. It is in the family Ericaceae (Heath Family). Hike along beautiful Thunder Creek to Fourth of July Pass from Colonial Creek Campground, in Ross Lake National Recreation Area, in the North Cascades mountain range, Washington, USA.