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This plant has no chlorophyl, hence the bright red coloring and complete lack of green. They are parasites and get sustenance from mycorrhizal fungi which in turn are parasitic on conifer roots. The plant has a tall red stem, with whitish-red overturned flowers hanging close to the stem. The stem is very hairy and sticky.

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Wildflower Details

Scientific Name:Pterospora andromedea
Native:Yes
Soil Type:wooded areas, forests, under conifer forests
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Family:Heath