White – Ghost Plant contains no chloryphyll
Indian pipes (Monotropa uniflora) is a chlorophyll free plant. When I was growing up, I was told that Indian Pipes were fungus, very odd mushrooms. Now I come to find out, they are plants, VERY ODD PLANTS! A very interesting and cool plant.
It flowers from early summer to early autumn. Since it is a parasitic plant, it is impossible to transplant. It is very delicate and easily broken.
Photo taken in early September in Macon County, North Carolina, USA where the sun hardly ever reaches the ground in the deep, dark forest. I could hardly believe my eyes when this group of Indian Pipes that I had been trying for days to photograph were suddenly bathed in sunlight as the day was nearing its end. … Oh, what a moment!
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