Photographer: Kitty Kohout
Monotropa hypopithys L.
false beech-drops, pinesap
Monotropa: Greek for "one turn" referring to sharp recurving of top of the stem
hypopithys: under pines
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 4"-12" tall forb, yellowish to pink, not white, no chlorophyll; stems often clustered|
|Flower: ||pink to cream, 4-5-parted, 1/3"-3/4" long, stalked, nodding but erect in fruit, petals separate; inflorescence a dense cluster (raceme); blooms June-Aug.|
|Habitat: ||moist or dry; forests, woods; in acidic soil|