Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read about Beechdrops from Lytton Musselman and the Southern Appalachian Botanical Society.
Read more about Beechdrops at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
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JK Marlow jkm090313_008
March Pickens County SC
True to its name, Beechdrops parasitizes the roots of beech trees, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.
JK Marlow jkm070506_111
May Gaston County NC
To the uninitiated this might look like the dead tip of a fallen branch, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.
Sam Pratt sbp_3484
September Polk County NC
Upper flowers 3/8", 2-lipped w 4 short lobes, usually yellowish or purplish, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.