What is this plant?

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  1. JG11Bravo profile image83
    JG11Bravoposted 4 years ago

    What is this plant?

    I found a few of these scattered about on a hiking trail in central Pennsylvania.  I've never seen anything quite like them.

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  2. Phyllis Doyle profile image94
    Phyllis Doyleposted 4 years ago

    Those are not plants, they are alien pods. LOL  sorry, just teasing.  They look like the plants we had in California, called Naked Ladies (because they have no leaves and are delicate). Amaryllis is the botanical name.

    1. JG11Bravo profile image83
      JG11Bravoposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      The thing that throws me is the translucent stem. It looks almost like a fungus up close.

    2. Phyllis Doyle profile image94
      Phyllis Doyleposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      It really puzzles me about the translucent stem. I wish I could see it up closer. Is the flower hollow, like a bell, or are there other petals or something in there? It looks like there is something inside the one.

  3. cat on a soapbox profile image96
    cat on a soapboxposted 4 years ago

    I think it is called "Indian Pipe" or ghost flower. It does look a bit like a fungus but is actually a parasitic plant that grows on decayed matter. It's botanical name is monotropa uniflora.

    1. JG11Bravo profile image83
      JG11Bravoposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Indeed it is! I owe you one answer to an obscure question.

  4. MizBejabbers profile image91
    MizBejabbersposted 4 years ago

    Whatever they are, they are beautiful. Do you mind telling us where you live? CA, Australia, Scotland, etc.

    1. JG11Bravo profile image83
      JG11Bravoposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I found them in Central Pennsylvania

 
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