Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


947

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in a wide variety of forests, per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White/Pale pink
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
Sepals absent, apparently
5 petals
10 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Monotropa uniflora   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Monotropa uniflora   FAMILY Monotropaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 145-03-001:
Monotropa uniflora   FAMILY Ericaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Indian Pipes, Ghost Flower


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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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Diane Creaton    dmc02370

June    Oconee County    SC

Foothills Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm0306f_11

June    Greenville 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    jkm0306f_14

June    Greenville County    SC

Flowers become blackish with age, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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Keith Bradley    kab_m_uniflora_1937

July    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Tim Spira    tpsmuniflora

Month Unknown