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What are these? They are short lived and turn black.
These are a flowering plant called Indian Pipe (Monotropa uniflora). This is a non-photosynthesizing plant that receives its nutrition from roots of trees with a fugal associate and is called Myco-heterotrophy. You can see them in moist forests usually after a period of rain. Very cool plant!
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