from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Indian-pipe: so called with reference to the whiteness of the whole plant. Also called corpse-plant and ice-plant. See Monotropa.
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Indian pipe, or ghost-flower -- leaf, stem, and flower, all white as wax, turning to coal-black if long brought into light, or if pressed between the leaves of a book.
There were pools, too, in some places, where water-lilies had managed to plant themselves, and where colonies of mud-turtles lived undisturbed; and there were shady places by the sides of the pools, where the brown pitcher-plant held its cups of clear water, and the ghost-flower glimmered spectrally among the dead leaves of last year.