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Plant Details

Epifagus virginiana

Beechdrops, Beech-drops

Scientific Name:

Epifagus virginiana

Common Name:

Beechdrops, Beech-drops

Plant Family

Orobanchaceae (Broomrape Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

white, purple

Size in Feet:

1

Light:

Shade

Soil Moisture:

Sub-Mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

September, October, November

Bloom Area:

Statewide (Mountains, Piedmont, Coast)

Habitat Description:

Moist to rather dry forests under Fagus grandifolia. Common throughout NC.

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Notes:

Parasitic on the roots of American Beech, Fagus grandifolia.

Plant

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Tom Harville
26 Oct '08

Plants

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Tom Harville
26 Oct '08

Buds

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Tom Harville
3 Oct '08

Bloom

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Tom Harville
3 Oct '08

Seed Pods

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Tom Harville
26 Oct '08

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epifagus
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