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Conopholis alpina

Conopholis alpina Liebm.

Alpine Cancer-root, Alpine Squawroot

Orobanchaceae (Broom-rape family)


USDA Symbol: COAL6

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Plants in this family are parasitic on roots or stems of other plants, to varying degrees, from hemiparasitic to holoparasitic.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Leafless stems, superficially resembling pine cones, up to about 10 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun


USA: AZ , CO , NM , TX
Native Habitat: Mixed woodlands.

Web Reference

Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Conopholis alpina in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Conopholis alpina in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Conopholis alpina


Record Modified: 2020-12-14
Research By: CBR

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