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Indian Pipe

Monotropa uniflora


A small flower that almost could pass as a fungus. It grows off of detritus since it does not produce its own food with chlorophyll (hence the white stalks). Supposedly, the plant is edible and tastes like asparagus when cooked. Not knowing much about edible wild plants, I would not attempt to eat this before consulting someone with extensive knowledge.

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RiekoS 10 years ago


Chris Carille
Chris Carille 10 years ago

Thanks again for the comments! I was excited to find this, having never seen it before.

nisky912 10 years ago

Very nice! I like how you got the interior of the one flower.

Chris Carille
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Chris Carille

Poughkeepsie, New York, USA

Spotted on Jul 27, 2013
Submitted on Jul 29, 2013

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