One-flowered Cancer Root
Orobanche uniflora / Broomrape Family
April 28, 2005
Height: 2" - 8"
A parasite of plant roots, One-flowered Cancer Root does not have leaves or contain chlorophyll. As the common and genus names imply, each stem has only one flower. This picture was taken in the Great Smoky Mountains in a deep woods along the Chestnut Top trail in late April.
Where seen: Great Smoky Mountains NP, Warriors' Path SP