Indian Pipe Wildflower and Fungus Gnat - Monotropa uniflora

MotherNature2

Green Lane, United States

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This delicate little woodland wildflower begins blooming in our area in late June and continues through the summer. It has many nicknames like, Ghost Plant and Corpse Plant, and when touched, it begins to turn black.

The roots (through which it gathers its nourishment) work in partnership with a fungus in the soil. Although it’s lack of color make people mistake it for a fungus, it is a true flowering plant.

You can read more about this interesting phenomenon of nature at the link below.

http://uswildflowers.com/detail.php?SName=Monot...

I took the picture June 26, 2015, in Green Lane, Pennsylvania, USA, with a Canon T4i and a Tamron 90 mm macro lens.

Dedicated to our incredible Earth!

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