Summer Wildflowers of Mount Holyokeby Karen Searcy
Taxonomy
Orobanchaceae
Conopholis americana (Squaw-root)
Flower colorwhite
Number of petals5
Petal fusionfused
Lea arrangementalternate
Leaf groupingNA
Leaf marginsNA
Leaf/leaflet shapeNA
Fruit typedry
Fruit colorwhite
Flowering datesJune
Fruiting datesJuly
HabitatRocky, open woods
LocalityThroughout
DescriptionThis is a yellowish parasitic plant with a thick cone-like stem. Usually several stems appear together. The yellowish flowers are produced in the axils of brown bracts. The fruit resemble small eggs and protrude slightly from the stem.
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