Epifagus virginiana /Broomrape Family
Great Smoky Mountains NP
Sept. 16, 2007
This is one of those plants you have to look for closely to find blooming in the late summer and early fall. Beechdrops are parasitic on the roots of Beech trees, they are monoecious plants, this one is a female.
Where seen: University of Tennessee Arboretum, Great Smoky Mountain NP, Frozen Head SP, Cherokee National Forest, Warriors' Path SP