sand food

Common name(s): Purple Sand Food, Dune Food

Family: Lennoaceae - Lennoa Family

Species: Pholisma arenarium

Commonly found: Stabilized dunes

Size: 20-30cm tall

Origin: Native






Description: Purple Sand Food is a parasitic perennial, meaning it lacks chlorophyll and has a brownish-grey or whitish color. It is often found attached to the roots of Mock Heather. The flowers are crowded on the above-ground stalk. The petals are lavender to bluish-purple with white margins. The flower clusters often resembled purple-flowered golf balls.

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