Beechdrops (Epifagus virginiana)
Reaching out from the ground, leafless stems spotted with tiny purple flowers can be spotted in damp wooded areas with a large concentration of beech trees. These "beechdrops" are parasitic and feed off the roots of the beech tree. Flowers can be found blooming August - October, but stems will remain all winter long.
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