epifagus virginiana, haoe mountain, joyce kilmer-slickrock wilderness, nantahala national forest, graham county, north carolina 1

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This is the male flower of beechdrops. The plant is parasitic on the roots of beech trees (Fagus grandifolia). The plants lack chlorophyll. There seemed to be some variability in color between different colonies. This plant was growing over 5,000 feet. For more information: plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=EPVI2


title epifagus virginiana, haoe mountain, joyce kilmer-slickrock wilderness, nantahala national forest, graham county, north carolina 1
date yyyymmdd hr:mn 2008:09:07 11:51:52
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