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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Monotropa uniflora   FAMILY Ericaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Monotropa uniflora   FAMILY Monotropaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Monotropa uniflora

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 145-03-001:
Monotropa uniflora   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Monotropa uniflora

 

COMMON NAME:
Indian Pipes, Ghost-flower, Ghost Pipes


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_moun3_001_lvd

        

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Harry Davis    hld947_ind_001f

May    Greenville County    SC

Jones Gap State Park

Flowers solitary, nodding, urn-shaped, the same color as the stem, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


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JK Marlow    jkm200505_4585

May    Spartanburg County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm210516_0460

May    Greenville County    SC

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Diane Creaton    dmc02370

June    Oconee County    SC

Foothills Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm0306f_11

June    Greenville County    SC

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Keith Bradley    kab_m_uniflora_1937

July    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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JK Marlow    jkm180825_4147

August    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

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JK Marlow    jkm180825_4148

August    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

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JK Marlow    jkm180825_4149

August    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

Petals white to pinkish or reddish, base slightly saccate, per Flora of North America.

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JK Marlow    jkm180825_4151

August    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

Stamens included; anthers horizontal at anthesis. Stigma broadly funnelform, per Flora of North America.

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JK Marlow    jkm211018_4389

October    Pickens County    SC

As the fruit matures, the stem straightens and the capsule is erect, per Wild Flowers of NC, 2nd edition.

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JK Marlow    jkm211018_4392

October    Pickens County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm211018_4394

October    Pickens County    SC

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Tim Spira    tpsmuniflora

Month Unknown        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Monotropa uniflora   FAMILY Ericaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Monotropa uniflora   FAMILY Monotropaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Monotropa uniflora

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 145-03-001:
Monotropa uniflora   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Monotropa uniflora

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

947

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common

Habitat: In a wide variety of moist to dry forests, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White/Pale pink
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
Sepals absent, apparently (?)
5 petals
10 stamens (8-14?)
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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