Thismia americana was unique to Chicago. Unfortunately it hasn't been seen in 100 years. That minor detail didn't stop a group of us from heading out to the spot where it was last sighted to see if we couldn't relocate this peculiar little parasite. It is wonderfully uplifting to watch as a group of dedicated volunteers set off into this post-industrial marshland to find a plant no bigger than you pinky nail. Along the way we met some really cool plants. Join us on the hunt for Thismia americana. This episode was produced in part by Gregory, Mark, and Bryan.