Monotropa uniflora

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Noun1.Monotropa uniflora - small waxy white or pinkish-white saprophytic woodland plant having scalelike leaves and a nodding flowerMonotropa uniflora - small waxy white or pinkish-white saprophytic woodland plant having scalelike leaves and a nodding flower; turns black with age
wild flower, wildflower - wild or uncultivated flowering plant
genus Monotropa, Monotropa - leafless fleshy saprophytic plants; in some classifications placed in the family Pyrolaceae
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7) Ghost plant, ghost pipe, Indian pipe, or corpse plant (Monotropa uniflora).
Focusing on his native East Tennessee, Bales introduces his readers to several oddities, including the ghost plant, a wispy vascular plant that resembles a rooster's tail and grows mainly in areas devoid of sunlight; the Appalachian panda, an ancestor of today's red panda that wandered the region millions of years ago and whose fossil remains have only recently been discovered; and the freshwater jellyfish, a tiny organism that is virtually invisible except for those hot summer days when clusters of them bloom into shimmering "medusae," sometimes by the thousands.
Bales, a naturalist and author, provides 12 essays about nature in East Tennessee, describing fleeting, short-lived, or transient flora and fauna: the short-eared owl; the jack-in-the-pulpit plant; the cerulean warbler; the ghost plant, which grows in areas without sunlight; the Appalachian panda, an ancestor of the red panda; the ruby-throated hummingbird; the freshwater jellyfish; the monarch butterfly; the seldom-seen lake sturgeon and its reintroduction into the waters of the Tennessee Valley; the whooping crane; the southern pine beetle; and the coyote-wolf and coyote-dog hybrids and their emergence in the eastern states.