The genus has global distribution.
is this what they call.. dutchman's pipe???
ps: though i see a bunch of things are called such ...
Here is a link that might be useful: link
Sort of looks like that robot named #5 in an old movie...
It IS Johnny 5!
So beautiful. I have seen this flower or it's close relative only a few times in the woods of Ohio. We call it "ghost flower" here.
It is parasitic too. It grows on the roots of trees and gets all it's energy from them, since it is lacking chlorophyll.
I've seen it listed commonly as "Corpse Flower" too. Can't remember what the Latin is for it though. Will look that up...
Monotropa uniflora ;-)
This post was edited by christinmk on Mon, Apr 21, 14 at 22:24
I have seen lots of them in the woods of the Sandwich mountains in NH but not where I live here in Texas. I loved these when they would appear in spring and cool rainy times
Great picture, I've only seen this once, when DH and I went for a walk around Newcastle Island here in B.C. one summer.