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Epifagus virginiana

Common Name(s):
Beech-drops
Category:
Wildflowers
Season:
Late summer into fall
Height:
6-18 in.
Foliage:
Scale-like leaves without green pigments; many-branched brownish tan to purplish stems arise from a thick, scaly base
Flower:
Yellowish, reddish, or brown flowers in axils of scattered, dry scales
Site:
Parasitic; only grows under beech trees

NCCES plant id: 2565

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