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Looking into the eyes of the unusual plant

Posted by jujujojo (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 21, 14 at 15:08

The genus has global distribution.


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RE: Looking into the eyes of the unusual plant

is this what they call.. dutchman's pipe???

ken

ps: though i see a bunch of things are called such ...

Here is a link that might be useful: link


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Sort of looks like that robot named #5 in an old movie...


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It IS Johnny 5!


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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.


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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 ;-)
CMK

This post was edited by christinmk on Mon, Apr 21, 14 at 22:24


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RE: Looking into the eyes of the unusual plant

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


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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.

Annette


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