A parasitic plant, Indian Pipe does not contain chlorophyll. Instead it is a mycoheterotroph that hosts a fungus that derives energy from nearby trees.
Woodlands where Russulaceae fungi are common. Indian Pipe is capable of living in very dark forest areas due to it lacking chlorophyll.
Lat: 41.68, Long: -71.49
Spotted on Jun 9, 2012
Submitted on Jun 17, 2012