Ghost Pipes

Dried out Ghost Pipes are always something interesting to find in the forest. During seed set and capsule formation, stem dries down to a twig-like stalk with an upturned seed capsule that can persist into the next growing season.

What are Ghost Pipes? Ghost Pipes are a plant but they contain no chlorophyll and therefore cannot make their own food. Instead, they rely on a large network of roots and fungi to “steal” energy from surrounding plants.