This plant is parasitic on beech trees ("Epifagus" translates to "upon the beech.") Note the lack of leaves. The dried stems of beechdrops can often be found through the winter.
- Family: broomrape (Orobanchaceae)
- Habitat: near beech trees in woods
- Height: 6-20 inches
- Flower size: up to 1/2 inch long
- Flower color: reddish, brown, or yellowish
- Flowering time: August to October
- Origin: native