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May 14, 2015 5:48 PM CST

Saw a lot of these while hiking today.
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May 14, 2015 6:15 PM CST
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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I thought at first they were lupines but no. Where on the planet did you see them?
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May 14, 2015 6:19 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
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They sure are pretty but I don't have a clue as to what the identity is. I live in central Florida and I've never seen a plant that resembles the one in your photo. It would help to narrow it down if you can you give a general idea of the area where you saw that beauty.
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May 14, 2015 6:20 PM CST
Name: Jay
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May 14, 2015 6:28 PM CST

These are from the mountains of western NC.
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May 14, 2015 7:05 PM CST
Name: Celia
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I think Lin might be onto somthing here...
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May 14, 2015 7:41 PM CST
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Orobanche in USDA Plants brings up a few. Maybe Squawroot (Conopholis americana)
http://plants.usda.gov/java/na...
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May 14, 2015 7:47 PM CST
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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eclayne said:Orobanche in USDA Plants brings up a few. Maybe Squawroot (Conopholis americana)
http://plants.usda.gov/java/na...


That looks like it.


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May 14, 2015 8:18 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Jay & Evan, good eye ... that sure looks like the plant in question and it's a N.C. native:

http://www.ncwildflower.org/pl...
http://uswildflowers.com/detai...
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May 14, 2015 9:20 PM CST

Thanks everyone! It looks like squawroot.
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May 14, 2015 9:21 PM CST
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I concur, sqawrooot indeed!
Truly a rare plant!

If I'm not mistaken they are parasites on the roots of ancient oaks!
You can walk many a mile in eastern hardwoods and never see one, they're sneaky and just not very common
Please tree mail me for trades, I'm ALWAYS actively looking for more new plants, and love to trade!
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May 14, 2015 10:00 PM CST
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Oh boy, my apologies Jay. It was you I meant to say was onto the correct lead. *Blush*
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May 15, 2015 5:13 AM CST
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Zencat said:Oh boy, my apologies Jay. It was you I meant to say was onto the correct lead. *Blush*


Not a problem.
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May 15, 2015 7:08 AM CST
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Oh yes, Squaw Root! I saw this one a couple of years ago here in the Ramapo mountains, took me a while to figure out what it was. It is beautiful!!
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