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Beech Drops

Epifagus virginiana


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


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


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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