Orobanche uniflora L.
Family: Orobanchaceae
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Steve C. Garske  
Etymology: Orobanche: from Greek orobos, a kind of vetch, and anchone, "choke or strangle" because of a parasitic habit, this was the Greek name of a plant that was parasitic on vetch
Plants: erect, annual, 2"-8" tall forb; stems all or mostly underground; parasitic on many types of plants
Leaves: few, overlapping, scale-like
Flowers: purple to white, 5-parted, 3/4" long, with 5 almost equal lobes, stalk longer than the flower and much longer than the stem; usually solitary; blooms May-June
Habitat: moist; woods, streambanks
Conservation Status: Special Concern
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Dennis W. Woodland  
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Dennis W. Woodland  
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Steve C. Garske  
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Botanical Illustration  
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Merel R. Black  
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Orobanche uniflora image
Aaron_Carlson  
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Robert H. Read  
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Steve C. Garske  
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Orobanche uniflora image
Robert H. Read  
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Steve C. Garske  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Orobanche uniflora image
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