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One Flowered Broomrape  Aphyllon uniflorum,Geotagged,One-Flowered Cancer Root,Orobanche uniflora,Spring,United States Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

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  1. Genus name changed to reflect the recent taxon split. Posted one year ago

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Previously known as Orobanche uniflora and commonly known as one-flowered broomrape, the one-flowered cancer root, ghost pipe or naked broomrape, is an annual parasitic herbaceous plant. The "broom" might refer to the plant's shape while "rape" might refer to the lumps that are on its roots. It is native to much of North America, where it is a parasitic plant, tapping nutrients from many other species of plants, including those in the families Asteraceae and Saxifragaceae and in the genus Sedum.The.. more

Similar species: Lamiales
Species identified by Lisa Kimmerling
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Uploaded May 1, 2015. Captured Apr 30, 2015 12:16 in Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, U.S. 2, Leavenworth, WA 98826, USA.
  • X-E1
  • f/1.0
  • 1/250s
  • ISO200
  • 50mm