Pipes!

Indian Pipe!

Indian pipe (a.k.a. “ghost plant” or “corpse plant”) is a parasitic pink-and-white stick-like plant. It grows in clumps (like a fungus) and has no chlorophyll (like a fungus) and looks for all the world like a fungus BUT IT ISN’T A FUNGUS.

It’s said to be generally uncommon, but there is plenty of it growing in the South Mountain Reservation at the moment.

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2 Responses to “Pipes!”

  1. they’re uniquely pretty! great find 🙂

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