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Indian Pipes! Beautiful!
Are those Indian Pipes? Wow--they're pink. Ours are ghostly white.
Indian Pipe can be white or pinkish according to the Newcomb field guide. I've seen some even more pink about twice but 99% of the Indian Pipe here is white. This year I missed them. Sigh!
I suspect that sly Swampy actually knows what these are.There's two species of Monotropa. M. uniflora is Indian Pipes, which are as OW says white to pinkish. But there's also M. hypopithys, Pinesaps, and when I've seen them they can be very intensely pink or red. I can't tell which these are.Our Indian Pipes don't seem to have any particular season - I've seen them in early summer and late winter. They're among my favorite plants!
I don't have any idea what these are, so I can't contribute to the discussion, but I sure love your photography!
Wayne, thanks for the explication. I don't think I've seen Pinesaps before. OW, I'm sorry you missed them this year. It's such a bummer when you miss a favorite flower. My loss this summer was twinflower. Good thing there's next year.
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