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

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

        

image of Aphyllon uniflorum

JK Marlow    jkm060429_090

April    Macon County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Wayah Ranger District

image of Aphyllon uniflorum

JK Marlow    jkm160422_063

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Aphyllon uniflorum

JK Marlow    jkm160422_064

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Aphyllon uniflorum

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

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.