Indian Pipe in full bloom

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    I posted another picture of Indian Pipe recently. Then, on an evening walk with Inge, I found this stand. I haven't seen these in years, and now I've found two. Of course, I photographed them ("Let no Indian Pipe go unphotographed").

    These are in full flower. This is as showy and dramatic as these little, understated plants ever get.

    Indian Pipes do not have any chlorophyll and are incapable of photosynthesis. Instead, they live on fungi that derive their energy from trees. Because they doesn't rely on light, they can grow in very dark places, like the understory of forests.

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    1. kathleenjacksonphotography 68 months ago | reply

      So cool Glenn! I just love this shot and it is such an exotic looking specimen! WOW! =o)

    2. rebranca46 68 months ago | reply

      fantastic!...thanks for this beautiful macro:-))

    3. zoom in tight 68 months ago | reply

      I've neer seen this before, but heard of it through the years.

    4. forestlady 68 months ago | reply

      So that's what these are called! I found some in my yard today. :-)

    5. GlennCantor (theskepticaloptimist) 68 months ago | reply

      Lucky you! I look forward to your pictures.

    6. Carol in Alaska 68 months ago | reply

      Wow Glenn, this is the first time I've ever seen anything like that! Awesome. Beautiful flowers!

    7. Vaeltaja 68 months ago | reply

      Fascinating capture.

    8. girltwin 68 months ago | reply

      I've never seen such a beautiful example of these. Thanks for sharing.

      I love odd plants!

    9. overthemoon 68 months ago | reply

      fascinating plants, kind of ghostly.

    10. Tony Fischer Photography 68 months ago | reply

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      superb and interesting information.

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    11. foxylady's stardust (From here to Ipernity) 68 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Flickr winnr- 3 faves or 150 views minimum , and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      Have never seen these before, very interesting, thank you for sharing.

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    12. ***Yuna*** 68 months ago | reply

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      Amazing!!! Thank you for posting it to our group, this is the first time I have ever seen these = )

    13. Bluesrose 67 months ago | reply

      wow... what are these? flowers? very beautiful!

    14. lay_r 62 months ago | reply

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    15. Priscor_RIP 62 months ago | reply

      Interesting flower, never seen something like this before, thanks for sharing this beautiful photo with us!

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    16. FUCHSIARISTIC Happy days [deleted] 62 months ago | reply

      Spectacular plant thanks for showing me something i have never seen before.
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    17. Haspo 62 months ago | reply

      a very interesting flower
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    18. green gennii 62 months ago | reply

      Wow stunning
      never seen these before
      have learned something new
      thanx for sharing
      great image

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    20. sarahbuccleugh 49 months ago | reply

      Wow. These are fascinating! Great shot!

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