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Bear Corn

Conopholis americana

Description:

Resembles a cob of corn growing from the roots of oak or beech trees.

Habitat:

Oak-Beech Forest

Notes:

Also known as American cancer-root and Squawcorn. Parasitic non-photosynthesizing plant.

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4 Comments

JC_Forester
JC_Forester 8 years ago

Thanks Erin! It grows in most oak and beech forests here. It is almost as common as the Honey Mushroom of which both can contribute to tree decline.

ErinWCharger
ErinWCharger 8 years ago

Have never seen this....awesome find...

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 8 years ago

Amazing..

Really cool! I have never heard of this before.

JC_Forester
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Kentucky, USA

Spotted on Apr 18, 2013
Submitted on Apr 18, 2013

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