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Ghostly flower blooms in Canadian cemetery

by webdev

June 30, 2010

A rare flower known as the ghost plant has begun to grow, appropriately, in a historic cemetery.

In Duncan, British Columbia, a rare flower is blossoming in St. Peter's historic cemetery for the first time in seven years. The flower, Indian Pipe, is also known under the moniker ghost plant, for its eerie appearance, reports

The location of this ghostly flower is particularly fitting, as the oak grove where it grows plays host to cemetery stones. Priscilla Lowe, a historian and botanist for the cemetery, fortunately recognized the flower just before it was meant to be cut.

The blossom earned its peculiar name because of its white appearance, and the fact that it typically grows in dark, wet areas.

"Its whiteness is because the plant has no chlorophyll, which means it dose not need sunlight, but grows in dark environments such as the understory of dense forests," Lowe explained to the news source.

Rare flowers like the ghost plant - also known as the mother-of-pearl plant - are always a welcome addition to any bouquet. According to Grieving, flowers are an ideal gift for someone who has suffered loss or become ill, as they are aesthetically pleasing and do not require much care.

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