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Ghost plant

Monotropa uniflora

Description:

White stalks, small, scale leaves. Stem can grow to 10-30 cm. Can have black flecks, a pale pink color, or rarely, a deep red coloration.

Habitat:

Woods; associated with other trees.

Notes:

Parasitic, relies on a host fungus that has a mycorrhizal relationship with a tree for its nutrients. Does not have chlorophyll.

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5 Comments

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 5 years ago

Incredible!

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 6 years ago

interesting!

Isabela
Isabela 6 years ago

Very interesting

lori.tas
lori.tas 6 years ago

First time I saw these, I found them a bit freaky. Nice photo.

kelly.quirk
kelly.quirk 6 years ago

really interesting.

Ohio, USA

Lat: 39.35, Long: -81.79

Spotted on Jul 23, 2010
Submitted on Oct 10, 2010

Reference

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