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Plant Details

Orobanche uniflora

Cancer-root, One-flowered Cancer-root, One-flowered Broomrape, Ghost Pipe, Naked Broomrape

Scientific Name:

Orobanche uniflora

Common Name:

Cancer-root, One-flowered Cancer-root, One-flowered Broomrape, Ghost Pipe, Naked Broomrape

Plant Family

Orobanchaceae (Broomrape Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Perennial

Size in Feet:

2" - 6"

Light:

Shade

Soil Moisture:

Mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

April - May

Bloom Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

“Sandy streambanks and riverbanks, rich forests; uncommon.” Weakley 2015

Blooming Plants

The green leaves are not part of this plant - it has no green.

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One flowered Cancer Root

Taken May 2008 at Lamtree Farm

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©Tom Harville

Blooms

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Tom Harville
May 08

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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