Found in a pine forest
Under a Water Oak to the South of the Slash Pine.
Parasitizes Russula mycelium. Found predominantly here under Douglas fir.
Indian Pipe are very interesting plants. They have no chlorophyll. They are parasitic of a special fungus that feeds at the roots of certain types of trees. They are not easily grown due to the complex habitat needed for them.
Monotropa uniflora, also known as the ghost plant, Indian pipe, or corpse plant, is a herbaceous perennial plant native to temperate regions of Asia, North America and northern South America, but with large gaps between areas. It was formerly classified in the family Monotropaceae, however, it has now been included within the Ericaceae. It is generally scarce or rare in occurrence.