Indian Pipe

Appears: Summer

Native to Wisconsin

Likes dry woods in the shade

Can reach up to about 10″ and is usually found in clumps

This is a really unusual plant as it has no chlorophyll. It might be as thick as your finger like a tube and the single flower, which you have to see close up because it is also white, sort of dangles over at the top like someone nodding their head. When the plant pollinates that will straighten up. It gets its food from a fungus that lives with it which breaks down other plant matter so it can be absorbed by both.

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