Examples of plants lacking green color and
with no leaves, or leaves reduced to scales

The key to families in "Michigan Flora" refers to plants lacking green color and leaves absent or reduced to scales. Below are several examples of plants of that type. Click on an image to enlarge it.

Arceuthobium pusillum
Viscaceae

Corallorhiza striata
Orchidaceae

Cuscuta gronovii
Cuscutaceae

Monotropa uniflora
Monotropaceae


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