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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Indian Pipe

There is an abundance of beautiful wildflowers growing in Michigan! We came across one we had never seen before this week and after looking it up in the book, we found it to be an Indian Pipe or a Ghost Flower.  At first glance we thought it might be a mushroom, because this plant lacks any chlorophyll. Its stems, leaves and flower are waxy and once fertilized, they turn a pinkish hue.

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