Far from Simple

I ran across this unusual flowering plant (Monotropa uniflora) on a hike in Little River State Park, Waterbury, VT. It’s a parasite that lacks chlorophyll to make its own energy/nutrients, thus the the lack of color. I had seen it before back in Delaware, but never in bloom.


  • Taken: 9 August, 2014
  • Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T5i
  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • Focal length: 47mm
  • ISO: 320
  • Location: 44° 23′ 46.313″ N 72° 46′ 43.216″ W

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