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Connecticut Plants
Pinesap
Hypopitys monotropa Crantz

Pinesap, like its relatives hairy pinesap and Indian pipe, has no chlorophyll, so it cannot obtain energy from sunlight. Instead, it gets nutrients from fungi in the soil.

  • Synonyms: Monotropa hypopithys L.
  • Family: heath (Ericaceae)
  • Habitat: woods, usually in acid soil
  • Height: 4-15 inches
  • Flower size: 1/2 inch long
  • Flower color: pale yellow
  • Flowering time: June to early August
  • Origin: native
Monotropa hypopithys L.
Monotropa hypopithys L.
Monotropa hypopithys L.