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Ghost Pipes I believe these are ghost pipes, but before I set the species I'd rather have someone confirm that for me.  According to a friend these guys only grow under hemlock trees and lack any natural chlorophyll. Canadian Hemlock,Geotagged,Ghost Plant,Monotropa uniflora,Parasite,Summer,United States,plant Click/tap to enlarge

Ghost Pipes

I believe these are ghost pipes, but before I set the species I'd rather have someone confirm that for me. According to a friend these guys only grow under hemlock trees and lack any natural chlorophyll.

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  1. Yes, it looks like Monotropa uniflora. They actually grow on fungi associated with the trees. Posted 3 years ago, modified 3 years ago
    1. Oh thats cool, thanks for letting me know :) Posted 3 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.

Unlike most plants, it is white and does not contain chlorophyll. Instead of generating energy from sunlight, it is parasitic,.. more

Similar species: Ericales
Species identified by ThreePointSoul
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Uploaded Jun 25, 2016. Captured Jun 23, 2016 09:35 in 127 Combs Rd, Easthampton, MA 01027, USA.
  • ILCE-6000
  • f/6.3
  • 1/90s
  • ISO400
  • 210mm