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Name: Pennie M.
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Age: 40s
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Date: 2001-2002

Does any plants exist without photosynthesis?

Yes, see

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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