Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4353

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in GA Coastal Plain)

Look for it in acid forests, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
4 petals on lateral flowers/5 petals on terminal flower
8-10 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Hypopitys lanuginosa   FAMILY Ericaceae

(?) INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Monotropa hypopitys   FAMILY Monotropaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH The Biota of North America Program. BONAP (Kartesz, 2015)
Hypopitys lanuginosa

INCLUDED WITHIN Atlas of the Vascular Plants of Arkansas (Gentry et al. 2013)
Monotropa hypopitys

INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED TO NORTH AMERICAN PLANTS) Flora of Virginia (Weakley, Ludwig & Townsend, 2012)
Hypopitys monotropa

INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED TO NORTH AMERICAN PLANTS) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 145-03-002:
Monotropa hypopithys   FAMILY Ericaceae

INCLUDING & INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Hypopitys americana

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Hypopitys lanuginosa

SYNONYMOUS WITH -
Monotropa lanuginosa

 

COMMON NAME:
Hairy Pinesap, Appalachian Red Pinesap


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image of Hypopitys lanuginosa, Hairy Pinesap, Appalachian Red Pinesap

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_hyla9_001_lvd

        

image of Hypopitys lanuginosa, Hairy Pinesap, Appalachian Red Pinesap

JK Marlow    jkm060819_002

August    Oconee County    SC

Oconee Station/Station Cove

Fruit is an upright capsule, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.

image of Hypopitys lanuginosa, Hairy Pinesap, Appalachian Red Pinesap

Tim Spira    tpsmhypopithys7

August        

Autumn flowering plants are mostly pink to red, ofen marked with yellow, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Hypopitys lanuginosa, Hairy Pinesap, Appalachian Red Pinesap

JK Marlow    jkm090901_012

September    Greenville County    SC

Caesars Head State Park

3-10 nodding flowers mostly on one side of the stem, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE Indian Pipes, Pinesap and Pygmy Pipes

image of Hypopitys lanuginosa, Hairy Pinesap, Appalachian Red Pinesap

Keith Bradley    kab_h_monotropa_3930

September    Lancaster County    SC

Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve

The tiny, clasping, scale-like leaves lack chlorophyll, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.