Ghost Pipe Plant
Otherworldly, but oh so cool is the Ghost pipe plant (Monotropa uniflora). Also known as Pipe or Corpse plant these flowers were in the deep forest on a slope by a stream. I have only seen this species of plant one other time in my lifetime. That was on Cypress mountain in 2008 during a field trip. Tim Burton comes to mind as well as Dr. Suess 🙂
UPDATE GHOST PIPE 2020
Ghost pipe in 2020 has multiplied in numbers of plants. Everywhere I look in the deep forest I see patches of them here or there. Too cool!
Perhaps they are here for a reason? I have recently read about their pain-killing capabilities. Maybe they are here to ease the pain of COVID…who knows? Research it yourself if you are interested.
I love the pure white beauty of a new patch of ghost pipe. They are easy to spot in a dark forest. Are there ghost pipe in your area? Please comment if you see some!
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