Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Monotropa uniflora L. image
Photographer: Arthur Meeks           

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Caroline A. Creevey

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Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Robert Bierman

Robert W. Freckmann

Steve C. Garske

Glenn Paul Wills
Family Monotropaceae
Monotropa uniflora L.
Monotropa: Greek for "one turn" referring to sharp recurving of top of the stem
uniflora: Latin for "one-flowered"
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 4"-8" tall forb, waxy white with no chlorophyll, turning brown with age; stems solitary or in a small cluster
Flower: white, 5-parted, 1/3"-2/3" long, nodding but erect in fruit, odorless, petals separate; solitary; blooms June-Sept.
Fruit:erect capsule
Leaf:overlapping, scale-like
Habitat: woods, forests; in rich soil

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