Indian Pipe
Monotropa uniflora

American Holly- Click for Full Image

WARNING(S)
May be toxic. See Notes.

Family
Monotropaceae

Description
Very distinctive saprophytic perennial. Totally white in color with a single bell-shaped flower atop each stalk. Leaves are scaled and nearly absent.

Location
Found on forest floors. Ranges throughout North America.

Uses and Parts Used

Whole Plant
Plant juice used for inflamed eyes, bunions, and warts. Plant teas ingested for aches and pains associated with colds.

Root
Root tea used for convulsions, fits, epilepsy, and as a sedative. Roots also have antispasmodic properties.

Notes
Possibly toxic. Water extracts are bacteriacidal.

American Holly- Click for Full Image