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Parasitic on Quercus spp.
MA to Ontario and MI, south to FL and AL.
Herbaceous, hemiparasitic perennial; stems 0.5-1.5 m, with ascending branches, finely downy throughout; lower leaves lance-ovate, usually with one or two pairs of large obtuse lobes below the middle, the upper progressively reduced and less lobed, the bracteal one lanceolate and commonly entire; pedicels very stout, straight, ascending, 1-3 mm; fruit ovoid, 10-15 mm, densely pubescent.
Flowers June to September
Wetland Indicator: NA
The only eastern member of this genus with pubescent stems, short pedicels (1-3 mm), and hairy fruit.
Gleason, Henry A. and A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada. Second Ed.
The New York Botanical Garden. Bronx, NY
© Michael Hough 2018