so... they are actually vascular plants and are called Indian Pipes. Turns out they parasitize fungi which are symbiotic with the roots of the trees.
wow. like ghostly stone snow drops
Wow. I've never seen anything like that before. Cool shot.
Indian pipe weed!
Indian pipe weed! you need your Maine natural history guide (me)
Parasite of symbiont - that's quite a complex relationship they have going on. Got to love biology. Endlessly fascinating :)
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