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Woodland Pinedrops

Pterospora andromedea


Pine-drops is a nonphotosynthetic, parasitic plant that obtains nutrients from its host via mutualistic fungal hyphae that form connections between the roots of the parasite and its host plant.


Mixed woods close to a large marsh.


Mer Bleue Conservation Area, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Ramsar site no. 755.

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Greg Shchepanek
Greg Shchepanek a year ago

Thanks Jim...there certainly is.

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson a year ago

Interesting spotting, Greg...there are a lot of unique organisms out there!

Greg Shchepanek
Greg Shchepanek a year ago

Thank you very much Mark.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

Interesting plant. Great set of spottings Greg.

Greg Shchepanek
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Greg Shchepanek

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Lat: 45.39, Long: -75.51

Spotted on Sep 8, 2018
Submitted on Sep 9, 2018

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