Monotropa hypopithys


Names and Myths

Monotropa One turn (to one side) or that the flowers start facing the ground and make a single turn up once they begin to produce seeds.

hypopithys under pines.

Natural history / Folklore

Poisonous if eaten5 for it contains two glucosides.32 Found in small to large colonies.


June -  October Parasitic stem leaves reduced to scales, plant color ranges from yellow through rust to red. Wooded slopes

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