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Connecticut Plants
Beechdrops
Epifagus virginiana (L.) W. Bart.

This plant is parasitic on beech trees ("Epifagus" translates to "upon the beech.") Note the lack of leaves. The dried stems of beechdrops can often be found through the winter.

  • Family: broomrape (Orobanchaceae)
  • Habitat: near beech trees in woods
  • Height: 6-20 inches
  • Flower size: up to 1/2 inch long
  • Flower color: reddish, brown, or yellowish
  • Flowering time: August to October
  • Origin: native
Epifagus virginiana (L.) W. Bart.
Epifagus virginiana (L.) W. Bart.