Originally uploaded by witchknight2003
These things are popping up all over the place here in the NH woods where I live. I got curious and searched for more info on them, but I had the hardest time finding anything. I thought they were a type of mushroom, but they're actually a plant. They're called indian pipes, and they're related to the blueberry plant! Why are they white, you ask? They have no chlorophyll - they get their energy from the fungi they grow on. To learn more about this amazing and beautiful plant and how it survives, click here.