Ghost Flower/Plant, Monotropa uniflora, is a herbaceous perennial plant native to temperate regions. It is white and does not contain chlorophyll. Instead of generating energy from sunlight, it is parasitic, a mycoheterotroph — a symbiotic relationship between plants and fungi. Its hosts are certain fungi that have a symbiotic relationship with trees (aka mycorrhizal). Meaning it ultimately gets its energy from trees by way of fungi. The complex relationship that allows this plant to grow also makes propagation difficult.

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