Amazing plant has no chlorophyll; get more news from Master Gardeners

Indian pipe Monotropa Uniflora
Indian pipe Monotropa Uniflora. Photo courtesy Norman D. Davis, Bugwood.org

In this month’s edition of WNY Gardening Matters, find out about a wild plant that grows without using photosynthesis.

The Indian pipe Monotropa Uniflora is totally white because it lacks chlorophyll. It grows in dense, deeply shaded, wet and humus-rich
forests. See the article to find out how it gets its nutrients.

This issue also has tips on what gardeners can do this month, plus an introduction to kokedama, a type of bonsai grown in a ball of soil.

WNY Gardening Matters is produced by the Master Gardeners of Cornell Cooperative Extension in Erie County.

 

 

 

 

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