Mohavea confertiflora, the ghost flower, is a plant of the family
Monotropa uniflora, also known as ghost plant, ghost pipe, or Indian pipe, is an herbaceous perennial plant native to temperate regions of Asia, North America, and northern South America, but with large gaps between areas. The plant is sometimes completely waxy white, but often has black flecks or pale pink coloration.
“Often mistaken for a fungus, Monotropa uniflora is sometimes called the 'ghost plant' in honor of its near-total lack of pigmentation. Without chlorophyll, Indian Pipe is one of around 3,000 species of non-photosynthetic flowering plants worldwide.
They put flower, leaves and stem into a solvent, but the material that results isn't the smell of the flower at all; Givenchy's Amarige is a mimosa perfume, but what you're smelling is actually the scent of mimosa leaf and twig (which, incidentally, smells lovely).
While these plants are all common, there are two rare species in the Northeast: the pinkish hairy pinesap and the autumn coral-root. All of these plants are easy to recognize because they have no green leaves, but unlike mushrooms, they have flowers.
The corpse flower (Amorphophallus titanum) is the largest unbranched inflorescence in the plant kingdom, boasts a powerful stink, and blooms for just 2-3 days once every year or two. The bloom can grow up to 8 feet tall! This plant fascinates visitors of all ages.
The Middlemist Red flower is probably the rarest flower in the world, and it can only be found in London and New Zealand. The Chinese botanist John Middlemist brought this plant to London in 1804. The flower, formerly thought to have disappeared from London, is no longer present in Asia.
The ghost plant is edible, for the adventurous, in small quantities. It is said they taste rather bland if eaten raw, but when cooked taste like asparagus. But don't eat too much! The plant contains glycosides (compounds that help store sugars) and can be poisonous if eaten in quantity.
The silken white flowers are so bright that they almost appear radiant in the shadowy woodlands where they grow. While they don't glow in the dark, as some people believe, Indian pipe can grow in the dark—because it absorbs its needed energy from the fungi in a rich forest floor.
Known as either Devil's Tongue or Voodoo lily, the stinky flower of Amorphophallus konjac is native to south-central China and blooms once every 10 years or so. The bloom has the distinct, strong odor of rotting meat, which attracts certain pollinators.
Mohavea confertiflora, the ghost flower, is a plant of the family Plantaginaceae. It is a native of the Southwestern United States, southern California, and three states of northwest Mexico.
KAYU (Flower Ghost)
Tiny Ghost Lily (Lilium a. 'Tiny Ghost') is a Dwarf Asiatic Lily that is hardy in USDA zones 2 through 8. Growing 12-14 inches high and 10-12 inches across, this lily is perfect for borders and containers. Its classic, trumpet-shaped, midsummer blooms are deep reddish-purple.
Did you know that blue is the rarest flower color? Brandon George, graduate student in Public Garden Leadership at Cornell University, takes an in-depth talk on the color blue, why it is so rare in the plant world, and some tips for displaying it in a garden.
Ghost plant (Graptopetalum paraguayense) is a cold-hardy succulent with pale gray or whitish leaves on sprawling stems. Its versatile growth will help it stand out in your landscape as an unusual groundcover, cascading down a container, or even as a houseplant.
Unlike most plants, the ghost plant does not contain chlorophyll, which explains both its waxy whitish color and its inability to obtain energy from sunlight. The ghost plant instead absorbs its nutrients through a unique process called myco-heterotrophy.
With its whiteish-grey pointed leaves and trailing rosette form, ghost plants add a modern touch to container and rock gardens. The rosettes are typically about four inches in diameter and will take a blue-gray hue in partial shade or a pinkish-yellow tone in hot, full sun.
The Ghost Orchid is leafless with chlorophyllous roots that are gray-green in color with short white markings and are 3-5 mm wide to over 50 cm long. During May-August, a small percentage of the plants produce one white flower, rarely two, with sepals and petal that are similar.
Nerium oleander is an unquestionably beautiful plant, famous for its delicate white or pink flowers. You'd probably be shocked to discover that this pretty plant actually has one of the most poisonous flowers in the world. If ingested, it can cause vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, coma or even death.
Ghost Pipe owes its waxy white appearance to a lack of chlorophyll, the green pigment that allows most plants to photosynthesize. Instead of photosynthesis, Ghost Pipe gets its necessary nutrients through a mycorrhizal association with a fungus.
Yes!” All fresh parts of deathcamas (leaves, bulbs, flowers) are poisonous.
He has one of the rarest plants in Australia - only one individual is known in the wild, the Ormeau Myrtle.
The Corpse Flower is known as one of the rarest flowers in the world because it blooms just once in a few decades. As it can reach up to 3.6 meters in height, it's also known as one of the largest flowers in the world. This flower has no roots, leaves or even a stem.
Rainbow Roses are also known as Happy Roses or Kaleidoscope Roses. These blooms may look like they were plucked out of a story book, but trust us when we say they're 100% real. These unique blooms boast vibrant and brightly coloured petals, making them the life of the party or centre of attention anywhere you put them.