Ghostpipe – Native Plant of the Day 10/19/2016
Photo from 6/21/2011. Location: Boise Foothills, Ada County, ID.
More photos / info at the Orobanche uniflora detail page.
This will likely be my last status update on wildflowers at The Pocket this season. The overstory is filling out, and the leafy understory is blocking what sun makes it through the leaves on the trees, so the spring ephemeral season is drawing to a close. From a species count – this time I counted 39 species blooming – it seems to be active, but most of those are in definite decline. This would be a particularly good time to come if you want to catch some of those species in fruit. The massive display of Bent White Trillium (Trillium flexipes) is still on, but it and most other species are past their peak.
One-flowered Broomrape, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (06/30/2011.) Scientific name is Orobanche uniflora. It is also known by the common names Ghostpipe, One-flowered Cancer Root and Naked Broomrape. Photo below was taken in the Boise Foothills in Ada County, ID on June 21, 2011. Go to the One-flowered Broomrape detail page for more photos and information.