||An odd low plant, with a single, nodding, pure
white (sometimes pinkish) flower on a white stem with white oval
scales. No leaves. Fruit a woody capsule. The
fruit points upward; the nodding flower turns up as it changes
to a fruit. Blooms in the summer.
A native parasite of
underground fungi. It spends most of the year hidden
underground sucking nourishment vampire-like from the fungi,
only poking above ground to flower and produce seeds.
A unique plant in Wildwood. Pinesap is a similar
relative, but yellow or red, with several flowers on each stem.
It has not been reported from Wildwood.