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Conopholis americana

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ScottRasmussen 9 years ago

Conopholis is a parasitic plant. It contains no chlorophyll and has a stem covered in scales, but no leaves. The flowers are light colored, tubular structures that emerge from the stems. It's pretty common here in New England, especially around oak and beech.

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Massachusetts, USA

Spotted on May 20, 2011
Submitted on Dec 12, 2011

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