Almost pretty enough to be a movie star. 🙂
One-flowered Indian Pipe-Monotropa uniflora is a parasite having a symbiotic relationship with fungi for most all its needs. They are found singly, as above, or in clusters, but each is a single stem topped by a single flower.
They are just getting started here and will continue through the summer. Eventually, when mature, they stand straight as their seeds ripen.
Quite often folks mistake for them as fungi but they are plants. Fungi have mutualistic relationships with other organisms, plants generally, but Indian pipes, as they are more commonly known or ghost flowers, which have no chlorophyll just receive their nutrition from their fungi as they have nothing to offer in return. For the most part they are waxy white, which is where the “ghost” name comes from, but as above sometimes have a pinkish tinge.