Hypopitys monotropa Crantz or Monotropa hypopitys L. fruiting shoot
Part of a large colony of flowering stems growing in sandy soil with many lichens (Cladina and Cladonia primarily) along a trail through a mixed forest of Jack Pine (Pinus banksiana) and Black Spruce (Picea mariana).
''Monotropa hypopitys'', also known as Dutchman's pipe, yellow bird's-nest or pinesap, is a herbaceous perennial plant, formerly classified in the families Monotropaceae or Pyrolaceae, but now included within the subfamily Monotropoideae of the blueberry family . It is native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere, and is scarce or rare in many areas. However, it is still the most widespread member of the subfamily. While currently included in the genus ''Monotropa'', recent genetic evidence.. more