Plants with No Photosynthesis
Name: Pennie M.
Does any plants exist without photosynthesis?
Anthony R. Brach, Ph.D.
Indian pipe, Monotropa uniflora, is a saprophytic flowering plant found in
the northern U.S. that is almost completely white when in bloom,
occaisionally tinged with pink, and does not photosynthesize. One-flowered
cancer root, or ghost pipe, Orobanche uniflora, is a parasitic flowering
plant. The flowers are pale lavender to whitish, stems are greenish.
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Update: June 2012