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Name: Julia
Status: Student
Grade: 4-5
Location: CA
Country: United States
Date: November 2007


Question:
Are Indian Pipes endangered?



Replies:
Julia,

I do not think that Indian Pipes are endangered, but they are somewhat rare, even though they occur throughout northern North America in shaded, damp forests.

I enjoyed seeing them as a child who grew up in a forest in eastern Massachusetts.

David R. Cook
Meteorologist
Climate Research Section
Environmental Science Division
Argonne National Laboratory


Here are so e interesting web sites on Monotropa uniflora.

http://www.rook.org/earl/bwca/nature/herbs/monotropa.html

http://keithdawson.com/indian-pipes.html

http://botit.botany.wisc.edu/toms_fungi/oct2002.html

Steve Sample



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