A rare encounter in the woods of Wellfleet. I was once told that this plant can be used to calm the mind after a traumatic psychedelic experience. The ghost pipe contains no chlorophyll and is therefore parasitic, feeding from the roots of mushrooms and trees. The flowers bloom for a week and quickly turn black; often found near decaying matter, it also goes by the name ‘Corpse Plant.’

The aroma bares a striking resemblance to the flesh of dragon fruit, as does its translucent grey hue.

{Monotropa uniflora}