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Indian Pipe (Monotropa uniflora)
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Family: Monotropaceae (Indian Pipe)
Height: 0.25 to 0.75 ft.
Blooms: June to September
Leaf Type: none
Bloom Size: 0.5 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Elongate clusters, Regular blooms, 5 parts
Notes: No green on this plant anywhere at all.
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Folklore, History, and Other Facts
The following information is taken from my great-grandmother's copy of The Herbalist (1918). This information is presented for historic purposes only, as many remedies recommended by this book are toxic!
We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.