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Monotropa spp.

Common Name(s):
Indian-pipe, Pinesap
Categories:
Perennials, Wildflowers
Comment:

Is a saprophyte, obtaining nourishment from decaying matter in the soil; ball-like mass of roots

Season:
Summer, fall
Height:
0.5-1 ft.
Foliage:
Waxy-white to pinkish white; contains no chlorophyll; dries to a blackish color
Flower:
0.7 in. nodding solitary flower at end of a scaly stalk; 4-5 petals and 10 stamens; flowers usually occur in clusters
Site:
Humus soil; partial shade; normally found in dimly lighted, rich moist woods
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Tags:
pink, summer, black, wildflower, shade, perennial, fall, white

NCCES plant id: 2666

Monotropa spp. Monotropa spp.