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Plant Details

Hypopitys monotropa [= Monotropa hypopithys]

Pinesap, Yellow Pinesap, False Beechdrops

Scientific Name:

Hypopitys monotropa [= Monotropa hypopithys]

Common Name:

Pinesap, Yellow Pinesap, False Beechdrops

Plant Family

Ericaceae (Heath Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

Pink

Size in Feet:

.5

Light:

Shade

Bloom Time:

May - Oct

Habitat Description:

Forests (Weakley 2015). Uncommon 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:

"The yellow pine-sap is a mycotroph, which is to say it is a parasitic plant that obtains all its nutrients by stealing them from the roots of a tree. It does this not by entering the host directly, but through a fungal intermediary. Like other mycotrophs, yellow pine-sap has no green tissues." https://gobotany.newenglandwild.org/species/hypopitys/monotropa/

Blooms

image

Earl English

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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