Beechdrops Definition

A brownish eastern North American plant (Epifagus virginiana) having scalelike leaves and whitish tubular flowers with brown-purple stripes. It is parasitic on the roots of the American beech tree, Fagus grandifolia.
American Heritage
A wiry North American plant (Epifagus virginiana) of the broomrape family with brown stems and small purplish flowers, parasitic on beech roots.
Webster's New World

Epifagus virginiana or Epifagus americana, a parasitic plant which grows on the roots of beech trees.


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