Monotropa hypopithys/ Heath family
July 7, 2005
This unusual plant is a saprophyte, with the help of a fungus that grows into the roots it is able to obtain nutrients. It is related to Indian Pipe, another plant that contains no chlorophyll. Like other members of the Heath Family, it is found in woods with acidic soils.
Where seen: Great Smoky Mountains NP, Frozen Head SP