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Monotropa uniflora Growing in a thick bed of Red-stemmed Feathermoss (Pleurozium schreberi) in a mixed species upland conifer forest with Jack Pine (Pinus banksiana), Black Spruce (Picea mariana), and White Pine (Pinus strobus). Geotagged,Ghost Plant,Monotropa uniflora,Summer,United States,flower,forest,moss Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Monotropa uniflora

Growing in a thick bed of Red-stemmed Feathermoss (Pleurozium schreberi) in a mixed species upland conifer forest with Jack Pine (Pinus banksiana), Black Spruce (Picea mariana), and White Pine (Pinus strobus).

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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 B
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Uploaded Aug 11, 2019. Captured Aug 9, 2019 07:33 in Forest Rte 1273, Grand Marais, MN 55604, USA.
  • SAMSUNG-SM-G930A
  • f/1.7
  • 1/40s
  • ISO160
  • 4.2mm