Monotropa Uniflora L. - Death Plant - Dutchman's Pipe - Indian Pipe - Corpse Plant - Fairie's Smoke - Ghost Flower - American Ice Plant - Wax Plant - The Bird's Nest - Eyebright - Convulsion Weed - Fit Root - Epiparisite - Mychoheterophyte
This FLOWER has no chlorophyll, hence the ghostly white appearance. It actually feeds off of fungi that in turn feed off of specific trees. It only blooms for about one week and if picked or when dead it quickly wilts and turns black. Most of the names are easy to get at, a few are scientific, and two are based on its past medicinal applications to treat convulsions/epilepsy and as an eyewash.
The bow was made from a thin strip of regular kitchen plastic wrap that I pounced with the alcohol inks. Photo edges are distressed with the Tonic Paper Distressor tool.
Date: Friday, April 28, 2006 GMT Views: 546
Ink: Ranger Adirondack Dye Ink in Latte; Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Inks in Latte & Pearl Metallic Mixatives; Jaquard Pinata Alcohol Inks in JFC1030 Blanco Blanco;
Accessories: Tonic Paper Distressor; Plastic Wrap; Computer Fonts Burlesque, Calligrapher, Castle, Chancellor, CK Artisan, CK Broad Pen, CK Cute, CK Fantasy, CK Penman, CK Fraternity, CK Girl, CK Higgins Handprint, CK Muddy, CK Paintbrush, CK Quick;
thanks! we try to find the proper scientific names and common names for the neat plants and animals that we see... i just set up a blog at MySpace that has a number of other photos of flowers and of butterflies along with their scientific names! http://blog.myspace.com/neithj