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Plant Details

Aphyllon uniflorum [= Orobanche uniflora]

Cancer-Root, One-Flowered Cancer-Root, One-Flowered Broomrape, Ghost Pipe, Naked Broomrape

Scientific Name:

Aphyllon uniflorum [= 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:

Herb/Wildflower

Size in Feet:

2" - 6"

Light:

Shade

Soil Moisture:

Mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

April - May

Bloom Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

In a wide diversity of forests (Weakley 2015). Common in NC Mountains, uncommon in Piedmont and Coastal Plain.

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Notes:

Holoparasitic.

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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