Perennial herbacious plants
Flowers lacking petals but with petal-like sepals.
Flowers perfect (bisexual) or imperfect (unisexual).
Stamens (male parts) equal same number as the sepals: 4-5. Style (female part) 1.
Fruit is a 1 seeded, fleshy or dry drupe.
Even though they have chlorophyll and so can photosythesize thier own food, many members of this family are parasitic. Including both species in Yukon.
Central Yukon:(CYSIP study area)