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Indian Pipe, Monotropa uniflora. These are flowering plants that lack chlorophyll. They are parasites that get nutrients from mycorrhizal fungi. Most of their life is spent underground as root masses that flower after years of subterranean living. They are found all over the world but are rare to find during flowering. I’ve literally wanted to see this plant in person ever since reading about it as a kid, so I was pretty excited to find it.

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wisteria by taka domoto