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Connecticut Plants
One-flowered Cancer Root (One-flowered Broomrape)
Orobanche uniflora L.

Cancer root is parasitic on other plants, so it has no need for green leaves.

  • Family: broomrape (Orobanchaceae)
  • Habitat: damp woods, wood margins
  • Height: 3-10 inches
  • Flower size: 1 inch long
  • Flower color: pale purple or white
  • Flowering time: April to June
  • Origin: native
Orobanche uniflora L.
Orobanche uniflora L.
Orobanche uniflora L.

Photographed in Monmouth County, New Jersey in late May.