BugsrusBugsrus Major grinsHochwald, SwitzerlandRegistered Users Posts: 154 Major grins

This is Monotropa hypopitys which is commonly known as pinesap, Dutchman's pipe or yellow bird's-nest. I had never seen this in Switzerland before and then, there it was, a few hundred metres from my house. This seems to be the summer flower which is yellow. and not so hairy The lifestyle of this parasitic plant is fascinating and worth reading about.


  • e6filmusere6filmuser e6filmuser Registered Users Posts: 2,795 Major grins

    A new one to me.

    It's in the heather family, Ericacae, which tend to be lime-haters.


  • BugsrusBugsrus Major grins Hochwald, SwitzerlandRegistered Users Posts: 154 Major grins


    Please don't tell it that. It was growing in typical jurassic (i.e. limestone) woodland ;-)


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