What plant is that?

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One-flowered Cancer-root
Photo credit: © Francis R. Underwood 2009

Often found in fields, this plant is parasitic on species of Goldenrod.  It has no leaves and no chlorophyll.  It usually blooms at the end of May or in early June.

It’s. . .

Botanical Name:
Orobanche uniflora
Common Name:
  One-flowered Cancer-root
  Orobanchaceae (Broomrape family)
  Fields with Goldenrod
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