Orobanche uniflora ( Cancer Root - One Flowered )

Seen along Chestnut Top, Ash Hopper, Lower Mt. Cammerer & Oconaluftee River trails  
This is a parasitic plant with no chlorophyll.

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

Cancer Root -  One Flowered
Cancer Root -  One Flowered