Pterospora andromedea

Pterospora andromedea

Family: Heather (Ericaceae)
Photo taken on: July 9, 2015
Location: Wet Mountains, Eastern CO
Life Zones: Foothills to montane
Habitat: Conifer forests

Grows to 3ft with a single red stem. It is a parasite on conifers, particularly Ponderosas. Flowers are yellowish and bell-shaped.

Flora of North America reference.

Red & Orange Flowers