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Monotropa uniflora /Ghost Plant or Indian Pipe

Monotropa uniflora   / Monotropa uniflora
A small colony growing in the woodlands
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A small colony growing in the woodlands

Nodding flowers looks like an Indian pipe

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Scientific Name: Monotropa uniflora
Common Name: Ghost Plant or Indian Pipe
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Filtered Shade, Shade
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: A heterotrophic (non-photosynthetic) flowering plants of the blueberry family which lives off food produced by trees and fungi. The flowers face the ground, but turn straight upward once they begin producing seeds. As of this writing this species has not been successfully planted and grown in a landscape development.