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Indian Ghost Pipe This isn't the most common of orchids, but this park was like an Indian Ghost Pipe reservation.. they were everywhere! Geotagged,Monotropa uniflora,Summer,United States Click/tap to enlarge

Indian Ghost Pipe

This isn't the most common of orchids, but this park was like an Indian Ghost Pipe reservation.. they were everywhere!

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  1. Weird looking plant, hadn't noticed the species before. Got more shots of it? Posted 5 years ago
    1. I've got a few more, but this was the best specimen and shot.. these don't use or have chlorophyll, so they don't need or favor well lit areas.. in the light they disintegrate quickly kind of like an old mushroom, turning black and gooey looking - not real pretty. Most of the clumps I came across were either at this stage or they were already blackened. Posted 5 years ago
      1. No worries, would be interested in seeing a few in a row. Posted 5 years ago

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''Monotropa uniflora'', also known as the Ghost Plant, Indian Pipe, or Corpse Plant is a herbaceous perennial plant, formerly classified in the family Monotropaceae, but now included within the Ericaceae. It is native to temperate regions of Asia, North America and northern South America, but with large gaps between areas. It is generally scarce or rare in occurrence.

Similar species: Ericales
Species identified by morpheme
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By morpheme

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Uploaded Jun 28, 2015. Captured Jun 27, 2015 16:07 in Old Hoypus Hill Logging Road, Oak Harbor, WA 98277, USA.
  • X-E1
  • f/1.0
  • 1/250s
  • ISO800
  • 50mm