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Ghost Plant (Monotropa uniflora) For some reason in our area these plants are quite a bit later than they usually are. Still a pleasure to find! Canada,Geotagged,Ghost Plant,Monotropa uniflora,Summer Click/tap to enlarge

Ghost Plant (Monotropa uniflora)

For some reason in our area these plants are quite a bit later than they usually are. Still a pleasure to find!

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  1. Lovely shot!! One of my fave plants! Posted one year ago
    1. Always fun to find. They nearly do look like ghosts coming out of the ground. Posted one year ago
  2. Love these plants, and this capture! Posted one year ago
    1. Thank you. Posted one year ago
  3. Nice shot! They are late here too - just popping up now. Posted one year ago
    1. Wonder why... growing conditions of course... but it seemed like a “normal” spring? Not only late but also slow at the “popping up”. Posted one year ago
      1. Even down here, I haven't seen any of this species yet this year. I have seen Hypopitys monotropa, however. Posted one year ago
        1. I’ll have to keep my eyes pealed for that one. Interesting. Posted one year ago
      2. Agreed - spring seemed normal early on, but summer so far in CT has been so very dry and hot. I've seen fewer wildflowers and mushrooms than usual. So, I'm guessing that the weather has been a factor. Posted one year 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 gary fast
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Uploaded Jul 7, 2018. Captured Jul 7, 2018 08:55 in 2226 Carrington Bay Rd, Comox-Strathcona I, BC V0P 1T0, Canada.
  • E-M5MarkII
  • f/10.0
  • 1/20s
  • ISO500
  • 21mm