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Allotropa virgata Torr. & A. Gray ex A. Gray
USDA Symbol: ALVI2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Lustrous, erect, leafless, scaly stems resembling peppermint sticks with flowers hanging in a raceme along top.
Lacking chlorophyll, this plant absorbs nutrients from the rich thick humus in which it grows.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
, WA Canada: BC Native Distribution:
British Columbia south to southern Sierra Nevada. Native Habitat: In
humus of coniferous forests.
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff