Photographer: Arthur Meeks
Monotropa uniflora L.
Monotropa: Greek for "one turn" referring to sharp recurving of top of the stem
uniflora: Latin for "one-flowered"
|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.|
|Habitat: ||woods, forests; in rich soil|