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Details:
  • Date Photo Taken

    08 / 23 / 2017

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Summer

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Northeast

  • City

    East Falmouth

  • State

    Massachusetts

  • Posted by

    suzanne hock

Notes:

Found on a lightly forested trail of the Francis Crane Wildlife Preserve in East Falmouth, MA.

Comments

  • Stephanie Brundage Green Thumb says:

    The common name is usually Indian pipe or Indianpipe but I have seen it referred to as Ghost flower in some books. A Cherokee legend tells how the chiefs of several quarreling tribes met in council smoking the pipe for seven days and nights but failed to resolve the dispute. This displeased the Great Spirit who had decreed that the pipe was to be smoked only after peace was achieved. To make an example of them he transformed the old men with their bowed heads into the grayish flowers we call Indian Pipes.

    August 25th, 2017 at 7:57pm

  • Walter Reeves Master Identifier says:

    see http://www.walterreeves.com/gardening-q-and-a/indian-pipe-fragrant/

    August 24th, 2017 at 5:11pm

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