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Conopholis alpina var. mexicana (A. Gray ex S. Watson) Haynes
Mexican Cancer-root, Groundcone, Alpine squawroot
Synonyms: Conopholis mexicana, Orobanche multiflora var. xanthochroa, Orobanche xanthochroa
USDA Symbol: COALM
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
This plant is parasitic on the roots of oak trees and has no chlorophyll.
Bloom InformationBloom Color:
White , Yellow Bloom Time:
May , Jun Bloom Notes:
plant is yellow-cream colored, looks cone-like.
DistributionUSA: AZ , CO , NM , TX
Native Distribution: Oaxaca, MX to Trans-Pecos Texas, NM, AZ and S. CO.
Native Habitat: Under oaks in mountain forests.
USDA Native Status: N L48
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Record Modified: 2012-08-25
Research By: JAM