Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Conopholis americana (L.) Wallr. image
Photographer: Kenneth J. Sytsma           

Kenneth J. Sytsma

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Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll
Family Orobanchaceae
Conopholis americana (L.) Wallr.
American cancer-root
Conopholis: Greek conos for "cone" and pholis for "a scale"
americana: for America
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 2"-8" tall, pale brown to yellowish forb; stems stout, unbranched; parasitic on the red oak group
Flower: yellow to cream, 5-parted, 1/3"-1/2" long, tubular with a swollen base, facing downward, upper of the 2 lips straight, lower lip 3-lobed; inflorescence of many flowers in a dense, 1/2"-1" thick spike; blooms May-June
Leaf:many, scale-like, fleshy, overlapping
Habitat: dry; woods; in rich soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Orobanche americana L.

         
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