Giant Pine-Drops (Pterospora andromedea) Reappear This Year Along Lake Champlain.
The giant pine drops that were rediscovered last year north of Plattsburgh reappeared this year in the exact same spot. It’s still a mystery why this plant has become so rare in New York after being seen many times across the state in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Currently PhD. student Nick Dowie from the University of Wyoming is researching its relationship with Rhizopgon fungi and rarity. Below are photographs taken of this year’s plan by Lawrence Gillett, the person who originally discovered the population.