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Squawroot
Conopholis americana

This plant, which lacks leaves, is parasitic on the roots of trees, especially oaks.

• Family: Broomrape (Orobanchaceae)
• Habitat: woods, often under oaks
• Height: 3-8 inches
• Flower size: 1/2 inch long
• Flower color: yellow-brown
• Flowering time: May to June
• Origin: native

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Last updated November 13, 2005. © 2005 Connecticut Botanical Society. All rights reserved.