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Indian Pipe

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Monotropa uniflora
Indian Pipe


They are found in woodlands.


This is a waxy, white plant with nodding flower on top. It may be pinkish. It has no green food-making cells (chlorophyll), so lives off rotting leaf matter (saprophyte). They bloom June through September. Also called, corpse flower.

Taxonomic Features (Traits) for Identification

  • Flower Type: Flower Regular with 6 petals, nodding
  • Flower Color: White
  • Leaf Arrangement: No visible leaves
  • Plant Type: Wildflower - all white
  • Leaf Type: No visible leaves

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