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Indian Pipe

Monotropa uniflora

Description:

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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2 Comments

RiekoS
RiekoS 5 years ago

Nice.

Chris Carille
Chris Carille 5 years ago

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

nisky912
nisky912 5 years ago

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

Chris Carille
Spotted by
Chris Carille

Poughkeepsie, New York, USA

Lat: 41.69, Long: -73.92

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

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