One-Flowered Cancer Root

Aphyllon uniflorum

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 name "orobanche" can be translated to "vetch-strangler" and "uniflora" can be translated to "single-flower".