132188 YELLOW BIRD’S-NEST Monotropa hypopitys (Monotropaceae) Height to 10cm. Bizarre plant of beech and conifer woodland, but also found in dune slacks. Whole plant lacks chlorophyll and looks waxy yellow; food is obtained from soil leaf mould. FLOWERS are 10-15mm long and bell-shaped; borne in nodding spikes (Jun-Sep). FRUITS are capsules. LEAVES are scale-like. STATUS-Widespread but extremely local.