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Epifagus virginiana

Beechdrops (Epifagus virginiana) Other common names: Virginia Beechdrops

Other scientific names: Epifagus americana, Leptamnium virginianum, Orobanche virginiana

French names: Épifage de Virginie

Family: Broom-rape Family (Orobanchaceae)

Flowers: Autumn;  Red/Pink;  Irregular flowers

Leaves: None

Habitat: Forests

Grows in Sun/Shade: Shade

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 18   

Native/Non-native: Native

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: virginiana: of Virginia, Virginian

Photographs: 72 photographs available, of which 3 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Beechdrops (Epifagus virginiana) flowers

Beechdrops flowers.

Beechdrops (Epifagus virginiana) flowers

These plants are parasitic on American Beech (Fagus grandifolia) roots.

Beechdrops (Epifagus virginiana) flowers

Range map for Beechdrops (Epifagus virginiana)

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The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

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