these mushrooms?

sradleyeJuly 29, 2013

wtf?

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lycopus(z5 NY)

Monotropa uniflora. It's a parasitic plant (a mycoheterotroph to be specific).

    Bookmark   July 31, 2013 at 7:04PM
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DEdwards

Not mushrooms, but Indian Pipes, a type of non-chlorphyll bearing plant that receives nutrients from a fungi that is attached to tree roots. It is not a parasite or saprophyte and will not harm trees. They are sometimes colored a bright pink.
They are sometimes called "Corpse Plant" as they turn black and gelatinous if picked.

Here is a link that might be useful: Indian Pipes in Nashville, Tennessee

This post was edited by DEdwards on Sat, Aug 3, 13 at 9:12

    Bookmark   August 3, 2013 at 9:08AM
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sradleye

thank you guys! also very confusing to get an email notification through gardenweb from DEdwards as I have a brother D. Edwards lol

    Bookmark   August 3, 2013 at 9:17AM
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still_kris(z17 NoCA)

A couple of those came up under a Monterey pine in my yard this year. I enjoyed them greatly.

    Bookmark   September 17, 2013 at 12:45PM
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