Copyright Jeffrey Foltice
I photographed this grouping of Indian Pipe plant today in Southwest Michigan. This plant is known to be generally scarce or rare in occurrence and was the first time I’ve seen it myself. This white plant does not contain chlorophyll. Being a parasitic plant, it derives its energy from fungi hosts. They flower from summer through early Autumn.
Photos Copyright Jeffrey Foltice
I found a few isolated chicory plants today growing in an Ottawa County, Michigan field covered with yellow flowers. After photographing one with the field as a backdrop, I noticed another with an insect pollinating the blue flower and took the opportunity to capture the moment :)