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Allotropa virgata Torr. & Gray ex Gray
USDA Symbol: ALVI2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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
CA , ID , MT , NV , OR , WA Canada: BC Native Distribution:
British Columbia south to southern Sierra Nevada. Native Habitat:
In humus of coniferous forests. USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff