Have you ever seen this perennial plant while foraging or taking a walk? It may not look like much, absent of color and easily missed since it does not depend on sunlight to grow and is often found in dark places, absent of light. I was super stoked to come across it while foraging our woods and local state forests. And when I found out it was more than just an interesting looking plant, I was even more excited!
Monotropa uniflora, or ghost pipe as I like to call it, goes by many different names. Just a few are Indian pipe, ghost plant and corpse plant. That last one sounds a little scary, doesn’t it?