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Indian Pipe

Monotropa uniflora is commonly called Indian Pipe. It’s one of the most unusual plants in the forest because it contains no chlorophyll. Instead it derives nutrients from fungi that in turn derive nutrients from trees – it’s a fascinating 3-way relationship.

DSC03787There was plenty of Indian Pipe in the forests I visited today. It grows in clumps scattered here and there about the forest.

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