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Indian Pipe

Indian Pipe

Monotropa uniflora

This ghost-like plant can be found in the woods from Midsummer to Fall. Having no chlorophyll, it is a saprophyte, obtaining its nourishment from the leaf mold. The white, downward-curving, bell-like blossoms turn pinkish, and upward, when the seeds start to ripen.

RI Wildflower Photographs