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Connecticut Plants
Squawroot
Conopholis americana (L.) Wallr. f.

This plant, which lacks leaves, is parasitic on the roots of trees, especially oaks.

  • Family: broomrape (Orobanchaceae)
  • Habitat: woods, often under oaks
  • Height: 3-8 inches
  • Flower size: 1/2 inch long
  • Flower color: yellow-brown
  • Flowering time: May to June
  • Origin: native
Conopholis americana (L.) Wallr. f.