Something Different After The Rain- Indian Pipe Found on East Main Street From Kathy Chapman

Indian Pipe found on East Main street.

The dainty, extremely delicate flowers of the epiparasitic Indian pipe appear in the fall following a rain.

Kathy Chapman

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Here is some information about the Indian Pipe or Ghost Flower from www.uswildflowers.com

Wildflowers of the United States

Indian Pipe, Ghost Flower, Ghost Plant – Monotropa uniflora

When first seen, Indian Pipe seems more like a mushroom or other fungus than like a true flowering plant due to the color – or lack of color. However, it has a stem, bract-like scales in place of leaves, and a single flower at the end of the stem. 
Indian Pipe has roots through which it gathers its nourishment. The plant lacks chlorophyll but instead gets its nutrients through a mutually beneficial relationship with a fungus in the soil where it grows.

Source: http://uswildflowers.com/detail.php?SName=Monotropa%20uniflora

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