Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


991

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in NC (but common in NC Mtns), rare in GA-SC (but uncommon in GA Mtns)

Look for it in a wide diversity of forests, per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...Moist

LEAVES:

FLOWER:
Spring
Whitish
5-lobed cupulate-to-campanulate calyx
5-lobed tubular-salverform corolla
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring
Brown
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Aphyllon uniflorum   FAMILY Orobanchaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Orobanche uniflora   FAMILY Orobanchaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 169-03-001:
Orobanche uniflora   FAMILY Orobanchaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Thalesia uniflora

 

COMMON NAME:
One-flowered Cancer-root, One-flowered Broomrape


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image of Aphyllon uniflorum, One-flowered Cancer-root, One-flowered Broomrape

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_thun3_001_lvd

        

image of Aphyllon uniflorum, One-flowered Cancer-root, One-flowered Broomrape

JK Marlow    jkm060429_090

April    Macon County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Wayah Ranger District

image of Aphyllon uniflorum, One-flowered Cancer-root, One-flowered Broomrape

JK Marlow    jkm160422_063

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Aphyllon uniflorum, One-flowered Cancer-root, One-flowered Broomrape

JK Marlow    jkm160422_064

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Aphyllon uniflorum, One-flowered Cancer-root, One-flowered Broomrape

JK Marlow    jkm110507_276

May    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

Corolla tubular & slightly curved, 3/4" long, with 5 spreading lobes, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Aphyllon uniflorum, One-flowered Cancer-root, One-flowered Broomrape

JK Marlow    jkm110507_280

May    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

Leaves are brown overlapping scales at base of naked flower stalk (scape), per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Aphyllon uniflorum, One-flowered Cancer-root, One-flowered Broomrape

Keith Bradley    kab_o_uniflora_73576

May    Transylvania County    NC

Nantahala National Forest