Indian Pipes
(One Flower Indian Pipe - Corpse Plant - Ghost Plant)
Monotropa uniflora - Linnaeus
Monotropaceae (Indian Pipes) Family


Indian Pipes are upright perennials that lack chlorophyll. These are known as saprophyte plants.

The leaves are alternate on the stem, reduced to scales.

The flowers are at the tip of the stem, solitary, symmetrical in form and bisexual in nature. The form is bell-shaped and drooping. There are no sepals, five white petals.

Fruit is a capsule.

M. hypopitys is similar, but the entire plant is a combination of white and pink to red or yellowish and lavender.

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