Hypopitys lanuginosa

Family (Traditional)Ericaceae
Species:Hypopitys lanuginosa (Michx.) Raf.
Common NameEchter Fichtenspargel; Pinesap
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: No; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; Reproductive Phenology: November; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Pink; Base Flower Color: Yellow; Carpel Number/Pistil: 4; Carpel Number/Pistil: 5; Carpel Number/Pistil: 6; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Ovules per Carpel: 13+; Perianth Present: Yes; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Axillary; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 8; Stamen Number: 9; Stamen Number: 10
C value 7
StatusNative; KY[SNR] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)

** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


SynonymFull Citation
Monotropa hypopithys subsp. lanuginosa Monotropa hypopithys subsp. lanuginosa (Michx.) Hara
Monotropa lanuginosa Monotropa lanuginosa Michx.

Specimens and Distribution

No specimens exist for this species.

Plant Photos

Hypopitys lanuginosa - Milo Pyne
Hypopitys lanuginosa - Milo Pyne
Hypopitys lanuginosa - Milo Pyne
Hypopitys lanuginosa - Milo Pyne