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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.
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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!
SONY DSC-H5 1/60s 6mm f/3.2 ISO-125
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