Indian Pipe is blooming

Indian-pipe

Indian Pipe

Monotropa uniflora

Monotropa uniflora

The Indian Pipe is blooming over at the Gorge Hiking Trail.

This delicate flower looks like it should be a mushroom or a fungus of some sort. It’s white because it has no chlorophyll which has inspired some of the other names for this plant: Ghost Flower, Corpse Plant.

 

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