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Indian Pipe
Monotropa uniflora

Other Names: N/A

Family
  • Monotropaceae - Indian Pipe Family or Pyrolaceae - Wintergreen Family (experts disagree on which family)
Flower
  • 1.5-2.5cm (.5-1 inch) long white or pinkish heads
  • 4-5 petals
  • 10-12 stamens
  • 1 pistil
  • flower nodding off a 4-10 inch waxy pipe
Leaf
  • scale-like
Location
  • Woods in Northeastern North America
  • also found in Northwestern North America
Flowering Time
  • June – September
Other
  • perennial herbs
  • saprophytic plant (lacks chlorophyll)
Name Origin
  • N/A
Indian Pipe