Collection location: Vienna, Virginia, USA [Click for map]
Photographed in nature trail surrounding botanical gardens in northern Virginia.
White transparent stem and caps, condensation all over plant body.
Possibly fungus, would like to know scientific and common name if indeed fungus.
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Here in Oregon, Monotropa uniflora is always associated with Rhizopogon vinicolor, which it lives off of. Because Rhizopogon vinicolor is usually associated with Douglas fir, M.u. is also usually found under Douglas fir.
Please leave this observation and image on the site. While technically these are not fungi, they are often mistaken as such and it’s nice to have an image to point folks to.
Is there a name to propose? So, these aren’t listed as Fungi sp., since they aren’t.
These are indian pipes,or ghost plant, a parasitic plant that taps into the mycorrhizal connection between the mushroom and the tree.
thanks so much!
This is Indian Pipe, a non-chlorophyllous plant. You are not the first to be fooled, tho!
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