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Date Photo Taken: 07/22/2012
Location: near Hayward, Wisconsin
Posted By: bulldog

Notes:

Found growing in the woods near a lake in Northern Wisconsin. Would this be some kind of toadstool? I could not find a picture in any of my plant books.

COMMENTS

  1. Bobby Unregistered says:

    Indian peace pipe. http://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/interesting/mycotrophic/monotropa_uniflora.shtml

    August 1st, 2012 at 11:48 am
  2. Kirk Unregistered says:

    Indian Pipe

    Monotropa uniflora

    A very cool plant that has no chlorophyll.

    August 1st, 2012 at 2:31 pm
  3. Bai Mianxi Registered says:

    Looks like Indian Pipe / Ghost Plant. Bizarre but very cool.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monotropa_uniflora

    August 1st, 2012 at 2:44 pm
  4. Bai Mianxi Registered says:

    Forgot to mention the coolest thing about it—it’s not a fungus. It’s a real plant, but without clorophyll; it’s a parasite growing *on* a fungus.

    August 1st, 2012 at 2:47 pm

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