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Giant Bird's Nest
Pterospora andromedea

Giant Bird's Nest (Pterospora andromedea) Other common names: Andromedea-like Pinedrops, Pinedrops

Other scientific names: Monotropa procera

French names: Ptérospore andromède

Family: Heath Family (Ericaceae), (Indian-pipe Family (Monotropaceae), Pyrola Family (Pyrolaceae))

Flowers: White, Red/Pink

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 172   

Native/Non-native: Native

Photographs: 25 photographs available, of which 2 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Giant Bird's Nest (Pterospora andromedea)
Photograph by Kim Sayers

Closeup of the flowers.

Giant Bird's Nest (Pterospora andromedea)
Photograph by Kim Sayers

An entire plant beside a forest shrub.

Range map for Giant Bird's Nest (Pterospora andromedea)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)