Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


946

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in GA Coastal Plain)

Look for it in forests, per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Yellow/Tawny/Pink/Reddish
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 (11/30/12):
Hypopitys monotropa   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Monotropa hypopithys   FAMILY Monotropaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 145-03-002:
Monotropa hypopithys   FAMILY Ericaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Pinesap


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_hyam5_001_lvd

        

Hypopitys americana (DC.) Small

image of Hypopitys monotropa

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

        

Hypopitys lanuginosa (Michx.) Nutt.

image of Hypopitys monotropa

JK Marlow    jkm120616_922

June    Greenville County    SC

Jones Gap State Park

Early season flowering material is usually yellow or tawny, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Hypopitys monotropa

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 monotropa

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 monotropa

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 monotropa

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.