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Explore...7/4/07...thanks everyone!

 

Indian Pipe

Monotropa uniflora

Indian pipe, like its relative pinesap, has no chlorophyll, so it cannot obtain energy from sunlight. Instead, it gets nutrients from organic matter in the soil.

 

• Family: Indian-pipe (Monotropaceae)

• Habitat: woods, in leafy humus

• Height: 4-10 inches

• Flower size: 3/4 inch long

• Flower color: white

• Flowering time: June to September

• Origin: native

 

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Taken on June 30, 2007