Far from Simple

I ran across this unusual flowering plant (Monotropa uniflora) on a hike in Little River State Park, Waterbury, VT. It’s a parasite that lacks chlorophyll to make its own energy/nutrients, thus the the lack of color. I had seen it before back in Delaware, but never in bloom.

https://gobotany.newenglandwild.org/species/monotropa/uniflora/

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