POTD 8/19/23

August 19, 2023  •  2 Comments

PUT THAT IN YOUR PIPE - Indian Pipe is the un-wildflower wildflower.  With no chlorophyill to make it green - it is saprophytic - getting nourishment from decayed organic matter. And, it is not a flower to be picked - since it turns black when picked.


Bill Niemi(non-registered)
Also known as the Ghost Plant. It was a herbal remedy for pain.
John M Poltrack(non-registered)
I love seeing these in the late summer. this one has pink blush which is fairly common. Weird plant.
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