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Indian-pipe [Monotropia uniflora]

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Common Name: Indian-pipe
Scientic Name: Monotropia uniflora
Colors: Red, White
Months Appearing: August

Also called Ghost plant or Ghost pipe. Herbaceous perennial. Native. 2-8 inches tall. No chlorophyll. 

Translucent waxy white to pink. Emerging flower is pointed downward but gradually staightens, aquires black spots and becomes brown. 

Leaves scale like.


Rich woods. Bullhead Natural Area, Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy, Grand Traverse County,  August 14,     2118, 2119, 2606 ( Last years dried up plant.)