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Details:
  • Date Photo Taken

    07 / 22 / 2012

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Summer

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Midwest

  • City

    Near Hayward

  • State

    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

  • Bai Mianxi Registered says:

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

    August 1st, 2012 at 2:30pm

  • 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 2:57pm

  • Kirk Flower Fanatic says:

    Indian Pipe Monotropa uniflora A very cool plant that has no chlorophyll.

    August 1st, 2012 at 2:24pm

  • Bobby Master Identifier says:

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

    August 1st, 2012 at 11:44am

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