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Beech Drops

Epifagus virginiana

Description:

This plant completely lacking in chlorophyll. It is mostly white with purple streaks

Habitat:

At the base of birch trees in Acadia National Park. These were very plentiful, but most were past their prime.

Notes:

I recently learned these are pollinated by an ant, Prenolepis imparis

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Maine, USA

Lat: 44.30, Long: -68.27

Spotted on Oct 14, 2018
Submitted on Dec 1, 2018

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