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9-26-18 mystery photo 031Can you name this 1/3-inch-long flower? If so (or even if you want to make a wild guess), go to the Naturally Curious blog (www.naturallycuriouswithmaryholland.wordpress.com), scroll down and click on “Comments” to submit your entry. Look for the answer Monday, in the next Naturally Curious post.

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20 responses

  1. Beechdrop

    September 28, 2018 at 8:30 am

  2. Kathy Schillemat

    Yup, Beech Drop. You made that one too easy, Mary!

    September 28, 2018 at 8:50 am

  3. Beechdrops?

    September 28, 2018 at 8:54 am

  4. Jonathan Schwartz

    Epifagus virginiana, beechdrops or son-of-a-beech

    September 28, 2018 at 9:01 am

  5. Alice Pratt

    Pretty, but no clue..😬 ….will look up ‘beechdrops’

    September 28, 2018 at 9:23 am

  6. Too easy! As everyone’s already said, beech drop!

    September 28, 2018 at 9:28 am

  7. Bill on the hill

    Lady Slipper…

    September 28, 2018 at 9:35 am

  8. Marilyn

    Huh, it’s a parasite!! I had no idea.

    September 28, 2018 at 9:44 am

  9. viola

    A single flower on a stem of beechdrops, Epifagus virginiana.

    September 28, 2018 at 10:41 am

  10. Grace Bartlett

    beechdrops

    September 28, 2018 at 11:15 am

  11. Bruce curtis-mclane

    Dear Mary, Why are there so many Beech seedlings (4-6”) here? The ground was blanketed for an acre or more. There were some mature beeches nearby with evidence of disease. Could the trees have put out that many seeds, or can the roots send up sprouts? Hope you might be able to find an answer.

    Bruce Curtis-McLane Jackson NH

    On Fri, Sep 28, 2018 at 8:25 AM Naturally Curious with Mary Holland wrote:

    > Mary Holland posted: “Can you name this 1/3-inch-long flower? If so (or > even if you want to make a wild guess), go to the Naturally Curious blog ( > http://www.naturallycuriouswithmaryholland.wordpress.com), scroll down and click > on “Comments” to submit your entry. Look for the answer M” >

    September 28, 2018 at 12:35 pm

  12. Margaret B Towle

    It’s Monotropa hypopithys ( Pinesap)

    September 28, 2018 at 12:51 pm

  13. Meredeth Allen

    looks like an Indian Pipe to me.

    September 28, 2018 at 1:26 pm

  14. sue j

    Small whirled pogonia?

    September 28, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    • sue j

      Whorled

      September 28, 2018 at 2:12 pm

  15. Kukla, named after the puppet Kukla in “Kukla, Fran and Ollie” 1950’s TV puppet show. (just kidding)

    September 28, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    • I loved Kukla, Fran and Ollie! We must be of similar age!

      September 28, 2018 at 5:04 pm

  16. Cattleya

    September 30, 2018 at 2:50 am

    • Google search by image failed me. I see it is a beech drop.

      September 30, 2018 at 2:53 am

  17. Missy Fabel

    Beechdrops?

    September 30, 2018 at 7:18 am

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