Connecticut Plants
Indian Pipe
Monotropa uniflora L.

Indian pipe has no chlorophyll, so it cannot obtain energy from sunlight. Instead, it gets nutrients from fungi in the soil.

  • Family: heath (Ericaceae)
  • Habitat: woods, in leafy humus
  • Height: 4-10 inches
  • Flower size: 3/4 inch long
  • Flower color: white
  • Flowering time: June to September
  • Origin: native
Monotropa uniflora L.
Monotropa uniflora L.