Monday, July 26, 2010
Indian Pipe is one of those flowers that I longed to see in nature. Last year I finally saw some, but it was past it's prime. This year, I have been looking frequently in the same location and happened to spot it coming up. When it first emerges it's just a little white arch in the ground, then the next day the bloom was up a little more and each day the stem and bloom got higher. It has some droplets on it as it's emerging. To me, it's an amazing flower, one without color, and one that only grows where decaying leaves, trees and fungus are. It finds life in death.
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More information on Indian Pipe, aka Ghost plant, aka Corpse Plant can be found here.