"Also known as the ghost plant, Indian pipe, or corpse plant.
Unlike most plants, it is white and does not containchlorophyll. Instead of generating energy from sunlight, it isparasitic, more specifically amyco-heterotroph. Itshostsare certain fungi that aremycorrhizalwith trees, meaning it ultimately gets its energy fromphotosynthetictrees. Since it is not dependent on sunlight to grow, it can grow in very dark environments as in the understory of dense forest. It is often associated withbeechtrees.
The complex relationship that allows this plant to grow also makespropagationdifficult.
The plant is sometimes completely white but commonly has black flecks and a pale pink coloration. Rare variants may have a deep red color.”
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