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Beech Drops

Epifagus virginiana

Description:

a parasitic plant that gets its nutrients solely from Beech (Fagus grandifolia). A fairly inconspicuous brown stem produces two types of flowers, cleistogamous flowers that self-pollinate without ever opening, and chasmogamous flowers that open, but are often sterile.

Habitat:

Old growth woods at the base of Beech trees.

Notes:

Shaw Woods Outdoor Education Centre.

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Greg Shchepanek
Spotted by
Greg Shchepanek

North Algona Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada

Lat: 45.63, Long: -77.07

Spotted on Sep 18, 2018
Submitted on Sep 20, 2018

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