American cancer-root

Conopholis americana

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Conopholis americana (American cancer-root or squawroot or bear corn) is a perennial, non-photosynthesizing (or "achlorophyllous") parasitic plant, from the family Orobanchaceae and more recently from the genus Conopholis but also listed as Orobanche, native but not endemic to North America and when blooming, resembles a pine cone or cob of corn growing from the roots of mostly oak and beech trees.

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  1. (c) matthock, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/17851431
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conopholis_americana

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