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Monotropa uniflora (one-flower Indian-pipe; Indianpipe)


Wikipedia Abstract

Monotropa uniflora, also known as the ghost plant, Indian pipe, or corpse plant, is a herbaceous perennial plant native to temperate regions of Udmurtiya in European Russia, Asia, North America and northern South America, but with large gaps between areas. It was formerly classified in the family Monotropaceae; however, it has now been included within the Ericaceae. It is generally scarce or rare in occurrence. The plant is sometimes completely white but commonly has black flecks anda pale pink coloration. Rare variants may havea deep red color.
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Edible [1]  May be edible. See the Plants For A Future link below for details.
Flower Type [1]  Hermaphrodite
Hazards [1]  The plant contains several glycosides and is possibly toxic;
Lifespan [1]  Perennial
Structure [2]  Herb
Height [1]  4.92 feet (1.5 m)
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Protected Areas



Ursus arctos (Grizzly Bear)[3]


Parasite of 
Fagus grandifolia (American beech)[4]
Pinus strobus (Eastern white pine)[4]
Pinus taeda (Loblolly pine)[4]
Pinus virginiana (Virginia pine)[4]


North America;

External References

USDA Plant Profile



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1Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License
2Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
4Study of Northern Virginia Ecology
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