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Monotropa hypopithys L.


Red and yellow plant... Appears to be a vascular species but I suppose could be non vascular. Part of me wonders if this is indeed a fungi related species based on its emergence in September after a rain event.


Mixed hardwood/coniferous forest dominated by oak, hickory and tulip poplar. Found within the Appalachian mountains.

1 Comment

bee.jacbs 11 years ago

This plant is also known as "False Beechdrop." A nice spotting! Thanks for sharing. :)

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Virginia, USA

Spotted on Sep 12, 2012
Submitted on Sep 15, 2012

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