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Indian Pipe Usually this plant is translucent white, but these had a deep pink hue. Indian Pipe plants have a stem, bract-like scales instead of leaves, and a single flower at the end of the stem.  <br />
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While Indian Pipe is a flowering plant, it is unusual because it isn&#039;t green. Unlike most plants, Indian Pipe is white and doesn&#039;t contain chlorophyll. Instead of generating energy from sunlight, it is parasitic - more specifically it&#039;s a myco-heterotroph. Myco-heterotrophs get their food by parasitizing fungi. They do this by linking their roots with the mycelia of a fungus from which the plant will then get its nutrients.  Fall,Geotagged,Ghost Plant,Indian Pipe,Monotropa uniflora,United States,corpse plant,ghost plant,plant,saprotrophic plant,white plant Click/tap to enlarge

Indian Pipe

Usually this plant is translucent white, but these had a deep pink hue. Indian Pipe plants have a stem, bract-like scales instead of leaves, and a single flower at the end of the stem.

While Indian Pipe is a flowering plant, it is unusual because it isn't green. Unlike most plants, Indian Pipe is white and doesn't contain chlorophyll. Instead of generating energy from sunlight, it is parasitic - more specifically it's a myco-heterotroph. Myco-heterotrophs get their food by parasitizing fungi. They do this by linking their roots with the mycelia of a fungus from which the plant will then get its nutrients.

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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

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Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Jan 12, 2018. Captured Oct 11, 2017 10:42 in 80 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/4.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm