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Boschniakia rossica (Northern groundcone)
Weyand, Phyllis

Boschniakia rossica

Boschniakia rossica (Cham. & Schltdl.) Fedtsch.

Northern Groundcone

Orobanchaceae (Broom-Rape Family)



USDA Native Status: AK (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Shape: Deltoid
Inflorescence: Spike
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 15 inches tall, up to about 1-1/2 inch diameter.
Flower: Stamens 4

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul


Canada: AB , BC

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FACU
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Boschniakia rossica in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Boschniakia rossica in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Boschniakia rossica


Record Modified: 2013-08-13
Research By: TWC Staff

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