Photographer: Dennis W. Woodland
Pterospora andromedea Nutt.
giant pinedrops, woodland pinedrops
Pterospora: from the Greek pteros, "a wing," and spora, "seed," thus "winged seed"
andromedea: like Andromeda
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 1'-3' tall forb with no chlorophyll; stems unbranched; parasitic on pine roots|
|Flower: ||white to reddish, 5-parted, 1/4" long, bell-like shape, petals united; inflorescence a 4"-12" dense, terminal, spike-like cluster (raceme) with nodding, stalked flowers; blooms June-Aug.|
|Habitat: ||dry; conifer forests|