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Indian Pipes Rachel Carson Refuge Shot at the Rachel Carson Wildlife Reserve in Maine Monotropa uniflora Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Indian Pipes Rachel Carson Refuge

Shot at the Rachel Carson Wildlife Reserve in Maine

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  1. Nice. They look odd, at first I thought they were fungi. Quite interesting. Posted 7 years ago
  2. Yeah, at first I was sure they were fungi. Some woman on the path said, "They look like Indian Pipes, but I can't be sure." I looked it up when I got home and, sure enough, they were Indian Pipes. Very interesting species. Posted 7 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 Deb Della Piana
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By Deb Della Piana

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Uploaded Oct 10, 2012. Captured Sep 10, 2012 22:39.
  • Canon EOS REBEL T3
  • f/5.6
  • 1/256s
  • ISO250
  • 200mm