Southcott's* Indian Pipe Family Waghorne
(Indian Pipe Family.)
Fleshy herbs, tawny reddish or white, parasite on roots or decomposing vegetable matter.
Monotropa Uniflora.---Indian Pipe. Corpse Plant. Grows on roots of fir and beech trees. A single stalk with no leaves, but scaly bracts. Flowers white, turning black.
Monotropa Hypopitys.---Pine sap. Flowers several, the terminal one usually 5-petalled and the rest 4-petalled. Plant downy or reddish, or whitish. Grows in pine woods.
*Mary Southcott. Some Newfoundland Wild Flowers.
St. John's, Newfoundland : Robinson and Company , 1915, p. 22