Boo!! Ghost flowers for Halloween

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Photo: Lise Lafond

A cluster of Indian Pipe or Monotropa Uniflora, a leafless fleshy saprophytic plant.  

While out for a walk with a friend this past summer, she asked me to identify what, at first, I thought was a funny bunch of mushrooms. I knew I had seen something similar at home so I went exploring. What I found was a cluster of small waxy, white plants growing in the shade of the pine trees.