Can anyone identify this?

kendra2003August 10, 2007

It appears to be some kind of fungus to me. These come up in large clumps in the woods. The tops look sort of like a dead flower and within a few days the whole thing turns brown and starts rotting. I took a picture of one next to a ruler to give an idea of size.

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esh_ga

Looks like an Indian pipe, Monotropa uniflora perhaps.

Here is a link that might be useful: Monotropa uniflora

    Bookmark   August 10, 2007 at 9:10PM
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kendra2003

Thank you so much. That is it. I would have sworn it was a fungus, but instead it turns out to be a plant that feeds off a fungus. Just fascinating.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2007 at 9:17AM
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