Conopholis americana ( Squaw Root )

These were quite common. We saw them along Chestnut Top, Ash Hopper, Baxter Creek, Abrams Falls, Lower Mt Cammerer trails and others
Squaw root lacks chlorophyll and is parasitic on other plants.

Great Smoky Mt Nat. Pk. - 4/19/2011 - Chestnut Top trail
photos by H & M Ling

Squaw Root