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    • corpse plant
    • Indian-Pipe
    • Ghost Plant
    • Indian Pipe
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    • Monotropa uniflora

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Observer

lssmart

Date

November 9, 2011 11:34 AM EST

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What

Indian Pipe Monotropa uniflora

Observer

sacagewea2

Date

July 9, 2012

Description

Waxy white bell shaped flower with waxy scaled stem.

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What

Indian Pipe Monotropa uniflora

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aaroncarlson

Date

July 4, 2012 03:56 PM CDT

Description

Oneida Co., WI

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What

Indian Pipe Monotropa uniflora

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aaroncarlson

Date

August 14, 2011 11:49 AM CDT

Description

Vermont Pioneer Cemetery, Dane Co., WI

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What

Indian Pipe Monotropa uniflora

Observer

aaroncarlson

Date

August 17, 2013 10:22 AM CDT

Description

Blueberry Trail State Natural Area, Juneau Co., WI

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Indian Pipe Monotropa uniflora

Date

October 1, 2009

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Indian Pipe Monotropa uniflora

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rwp84

Date

August 20, 1986

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Indian Pipe Monotropa uniflora

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anita363

Date

July 10, 2005 12:11 PM EDT

Description

Fascinating ecology info courtesy of Mizzbee: This is a flowering plant, but it has a highly uncharacteristic way of making a living. It has no leaves or chlorophyll; it has lost them because it doesn't make energy from sunlight, like most flowering plants. At first they used to think that it was saprophytic, living on dead organic matter on the forest floor (as is far more characteristic of the fungal kingdom), but its story is even more interesting: it is a parasite of the mycorrhizal fungi that live in symbiosis with trees. So, indirectly it is a parasite of the trees under which it grows.

Here's a shot of them later, in fruit -- the flower stands up erect.

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What

Indian Pipe Monotropa uniflora

Observer

castanea

Date

October 17, 2009

Description

Indianpipe, an angiosperm growing in pine forest.

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Indian pipe Monotropa uniflora

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sarahcarline

Date

January 16, 2014

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charlie

Date

April 24, 2011

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Indian Pipe Monotropa uniflora

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elfaulkner

Date

August 18, 2009
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Description from Wikipedia

Monotropa uniflora, also known as the ghost plant, Indian pipe, or corpse plant is a herbaceous perennial plant, which was formerly classified in the family Monotropaceae, however, it has now been 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.

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Conservation Summary

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