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Indian Pipe, C3308.tif
"Indian Pipe"<br />
Bass Harbor Head,<br />
Acadia National Park, Maine<br />
2007<br />
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Monotropa uniflora - This plant is also known as the ghost plant.  It is not a fungus, as first suspected.  It is a non-photosynthetic flowering plant.   This little jewel was discovered one foggy morning in a wood near Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse on the southern tip of Acadia National Park.  Even though it is only about 1 to 2 inches tall, its ghostly color caught the eye in the thick forest.