Pterospora andromedea Nutt.
Family: Ericaceae
giant pinedrops,  more...
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Kitty Kohout  
Etymology: Pterospora: from the Greek pteros, "a wing," and spora, "seed," thus "winged seed"
Plants: erect, perennial, 1'-3' tall forb with no chlorophyll; stems unbranched; parasitic on pine roots
Leaves: small, scale-like
Flowers: 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
Conservation Status: Endangered
Pterospora andromedea
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Arthur Meeks  
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Merel R. Black  
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Christopher Noll  
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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Robert H. Read  
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Dennis W. Woodland  
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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Christopher Noll  
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