Pterospora andromedea

(Woodland Pinedrops)

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Pterospora andromedea, Frisco Peninsula, Summit Co. 7578

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Pterospora andromedea, Frisco Peninsula, Summit Co. 7588/7621

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Pterospora andromedea, Frisco Peninsula, Summit Co. 7622

Scientific Name Pterospora andromedea USDA PLANTS Symbol PTAN2
Common Name Woodland Pinedrops ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 23787
Family Ericaceae (Heath) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat:Foothills to subalpine (6100 to 11000 ft.); dry pine forests.
Plant: Erect annual lacking chlorophyll; stout reddish to purplish brown stems up to 3 feet tall, in clusters.
Leaves: No green leaves; scales growing on the stalk can protrude outward giving the appearance of leaves.
Inflorence: Nodding, yellow to red urn-shaped blossoms in a long raceme.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jannifer Ackerfield, "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel and SEINet.
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Colorado Status:
Native

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