Audio postcard: Hunting for flowers that thrive in the shade

A photo of a ghostpipe
A photo of a ghost pipe found at High Island Creek Park in Sibley County on Aug. 17.
Courtesy of Kelly Povo

Here on Morning Edition, we get occasional reports from Minnesota wildflower chasers Phyllis Root and Kelly Povo, as they travel around the state looking for what’s in bloom.

They sent us a recent postcard from High Island Creek Park in Sibley County, where they went looking for one plant that thrives in shady forests, called autumn coralroot, and found another called a ghost pipe instead.

Root and Povo are the authors of “Searching for Minnesota’s Native Wildflowers.”

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