What a cool find! While on a mountain biking ride in the woods, I came across this "fungus flower". I thought it was so interesting. It is a Monotropa uniflora, also known as Indian Pipe or Ghost Plant. I was even more excited when I learned that it is a relatively rare occurrence. It is an herbaceous perennial, recently grouped in the same family as azaleas and rhododendrons. There's a short article about it on Wikipedia. What a wonderful little flower!
I'm Bri. I am currently a student in the Landscape Design and Landscape Horticulture programs at Oakland Community College in Michigan. Once I acquire these degrees I plan on furthering my education - Michigan State University, perhaps?
I love visiting greenhouses, botanic gardens, and nurseries, though I try to limit my visits because I can NEVER seem to leave without making a purchase. What better career for me to pursue than one that allows me to be outdoors and to be creative?
I have found my path - join me on my journey as I learn and "grow"!