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One-flowered Cancer Root (One-flowered Broomrape)
Orobanche uniflora

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

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Last updated November 13, 2005. © 2005 Connecticut Botanical Society. All rights reserved.