In the Pink

Nancy Barrett

Toronto, Canada

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Indian Pipes (Monotropa uniflora), also known as the Ghost Plant, Indian Pipe, or Corpse Plant is a herbaceous perennial plant that is native to temperate regions of Asia, North America and northern South America. It is generally scarce or rare in occurrence.

Unlike most plants, it is white and does not contain chlorophyll. Instead of generating energy from sunlight, it is parasitic, more specifically a myco-heterotroph. Its hosts are certain fungi that are mycorrhizal with trees, meaning it ultimately gets its energy from photosynthetic trees. Since it is not dependent on sunlight to grow, it can grow in very dark environments as in the understory of dense forest.

I photographed these at our cottage on Lighthouse Island, Lake Muskoka, Ontario, where they put on a display every summer.

Nikon D40X with 105 mm Micro-Nikkor lens.

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