wildflower wednesday – pinedrops

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Pinedrops Pterospora andromeda

This is a tall, often a more than a metre, parasitic plant that lacks chlorophyll. It has sticky hairs all over and numerous urn-shaped flowers. It grows under pine trees in drier areas. In the winter you can the dark dry sticky plants sticking out of the snow with their many pumpkin-shaped empty seed capsules.

Other flowers blooming right now are pipsissewa, fireweed, cow wheat, yarrow, spirea, daisies, thistle, goldenrod, asters. It’s getting near the end of the flower season.

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