Indian Pipe Flower Plants
The Indian Pipe Flower is a strange plant indeed. As it's name implies, this
plant produces flowers, that look like a smoking pipe. The pipe-like flower
is white. The flowers bloom from June to September. The plant has tiny,
scale-like white leaves, that turn black when the plant gets old.
The plant is a parasite, It does not produce chlorophyll, so, it relies on
other plants for the nutrients it needs. It is often mistaken for a fungi.
The plants grow in shady woodlands, in moist, rich soils with lots of decaying
Other names: It is sometimes called the Corpse Plant (not Corpse Flower)