This, strangest of wildflower, is called Indian Pipe and it’s blooming all over the place at the Vermilion Gorge Hiking Trail location. It’s named Indian Pipe as it’s thought to resemble a peace pipe.
Another name for this flower is Ghost Pipe. The plant is completely white because it contains no chlorophyll, or the ingredient that makes plants green.
The plant needs just the right soil components to grow. Pine forests are where they are most commonly found.