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Woodland Pinedrops Woodland Pinedrops (Pterospora andromedea) are a nonphotosynthetic, parasitic plant that obtains nutrients from its host via mutualistic fungal hyphae that form connections between the roots of the parasite and its host plant. Found at the Mer Bleue Conservation Area, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Ramsar site no. 755. Canada,Geotagged,Mer Bleue Conservation Area,Ontario,Ottawa,Pterospora,Pterospora andromedea,Ramsar wetland,Summer,Woodland Pinedrops Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

Woodland Pinedrops

Woodland Pinedrops (Pterospora andromedea) are a nonphotosynthetic, parasitic plant that obtains nutrients from its host via mutualistic fungal hyphae that form connections between the roots of the parasite and its host plant. Found at the Mer Bleue Conservation Area, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Ramsar site no. 755.

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''Pterospora'', commonly known as pinedrops, woodland pinedrops, Albany beechdrops, or giant bird's nest is a North American genus in the subfamily Monotropoidiae of the heath family, and includes only the species ''Pterospora andromedea''. It grows in coniferous or mixed forests. It is widespread across much of Canada as well as the western and northeastern United States to and northern Mexico . Along with ''Monotropa'' it is one of the more frequently encountered members of the Monotropoidiae.

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Similar species: Ericales
Species identified by Greg Shchepanek
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By Greg Shchepanek

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Uploaded Nov 24, 2018. Captured Sep 8, 2018 17:27 in Mer Bleue Bog Trail, Ridge Rd, Ottawa, ON K0A 2Y0, Canada.
  • Canon EOS M100
  • f/5.6
  • 1/40s
  • ISO3200
  • 135mm