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mariatardy
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2004 12:14 pm    Post subject: rose like mushrooms Reply with quote

We live in southeast michigan. Yesterday we found some long thin white fungus that look like roses on top. They appear very delicate and are very pretty. Does any one know what they are?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2004 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I discovered it is not a fungus, it is a wildflower called ghost flower or dutchmens pipe.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2004 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always heard these referred to as indian pipes .These are white, here in my part of Virginia we have red also.I beleive they are 1 of 3000 non clorophyl producing plants . It is a rare find.

sorry my pics suck.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2004 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OOPS
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2005 2:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that an orchid? I know there is one they call the Ghost Orchid.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2005 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

no ,they are one of about 3000 non clorophyl producing plants in the world.Monatropa Uniflora (aka Indian Pipes).
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2005 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see those little white plants all over the place in my woods. I thought they were a type of fungus also when I first saw them some years ago.. It's a common mustake. They share the same sort of habitat - moist and shady places.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2005 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn the browser was going real slow and I hit submit again to try and get it to work and it caused a double post.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2005 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cool find! around these parts its a good sign of a healthy forest.

dutchmens pipe usually refers to a VERY pretty vine that has large purple flowers....somewhat shaped like a pipe i suppose? Aristolochia tomentosa.

not sure where they are native but i have seen tehm growing here in gardens on southern vancouver island. fairly hardy.


anyway i also find teh reddy ones somtimes. teh ones here are called canysticks or somthing. red and white stripes. they are a very good sign as tehy only appear in older more healthy ecosystems....good places to find chants i find.
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