Conopholis americana (L.) Wallr.
Family: Orobanchaceae
American cancer-root,  more...
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Christopher Noll  
Etymology: Conopholis: Greek conos for "cone" and pholis for "a scale"
Plants: erect, perennial, 2"-8" tall, pale brown to yellowish forb; stems stout, unbranched; parasitic on the red oak group
Leaves: many, scale-like, fleshy, overlapping
Flowers: 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
Habitat: dry; woods; in rich soil
Conservation Status: Native
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Kenneth J. Sytsma  
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Melissa Kanter  
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Kenneth J. Sytsma  
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Christopher Noll  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Christopher Noll  
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Robert Bierman  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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