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One-Flowered Broom Rape

One-flowered broomrape in bloom
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One-flowered broomrape in bloom

Rudy tells us about a plant he recently saw for the first time...

Orobanche uniflora, commonly known as one-flowered broomrape, one-flowered cancer root, ghost pipe or naked broomrape, is an annual[dubious – discuss] parasitic herbaceous plant. It is native to much of North America, where it is a parasitic plant, tapping nutrients from many other species of plants,