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One-Flowered Cancer Root (Aphyllon uniflorum) Growing near a rocky area (by a waterfall) in a forested area. Aphyllon uniflorum is a non-photosynthetic, parasitic species of plant. It does not bear true leaves or produce chlorophyll for this reason. It relies entirely on other plants for its nutrients, making it an obligate parasite.<br />
Note: These are really old photos (from 2009)!!<br />
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Note: These are really old photos (from 2009)!!<br />
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One-Flowered Cancer Root (Aphyllon uniflorum)

Growing near a rocky area (by a waterfall) in a forested area. Aphyllon uniflorum is a non-photosynthetic, parasitic species of plant. It does not bear true leaves or produce chlorophyll for this reason. It relies entirely on other plants for its nutrients, making it an obligate parasite.
Note: These are really old photos (from 2009)!!

One-Flowered Cancer Root (Aphyllon uniflorum) Growing near a rocky area (by a waterfall) in a forested area. Aphyllon uniflorum is a non-photosynthetic, parasitic species of plant. It does not bear true leaves or produce chlorophyll for this reason. It relies entirely on other plants for its nutrients, making it an obligate parasite.<br />
Note: These are really old photos (from 2009)!!<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/70315/one-flowered_cancer_root_aphyllon_uniflorum.html Aphyllon uniflorum,Geotagged,One-Flowered Cancer Root,Spring,United States,aphyllon,flower,non-photosynthetic,nonphotosynthetic,obligate parasite,orobanche,parasite,parasitic,plant,plantae,plants,wildflower

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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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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded Dec 4, 2018. Captured May 1, 2009 22:01 in 101 S 3rd Ave, Chatsworth, GA 30705, USA.
  • Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
  • f/5.6
  • 1/60s
  • ISO400
  • 49mm