Monotropa uniflora / Indian pipe / ghost plant / corpse plant. Wallace Falls State Park, Gold Bar, Washington, USA.
Monotropa uniflora (Indian pipe, ghost plant, or corpse plant) flowers bloom in a cradle of ferns in Wallace Falls State Park, Gold Bar, Washington, USA. Unlike most plants, Indian pipe is white and does not contain chlorophyll. It is parasitic on fungi that are mycorrhizal with trees, ultimately getting energy from the trees' photosynthesis. It can grow in the very dark understory of dense forest.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download