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Comandra umbellata ssp. pallida (Pale bastard toadflax)
Loughmiller, Campbell and Lynn

Comandra umbellata ssp. pallida

Comandra umbellata (L.) Nutt. ssp. pallida (A. DC.) Piehl

Pale Bastard Toadflax

Santalaceae (Sandalwood Family)

Synonym(s): Comandra pallida, Comandra umbellata var. angustifolia, Comandra umbellata var. pallida


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate , Linear
Fruit Type: Drupe , Nut
Size Notes: Up to about 1 foot tall.
Fruit: Pseudodrupe (drupe-like nut).

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul


USA: AZ , CO , ID , KS , MN , MT , ND , NE , NM , NV , OK , OR , SD , TX , UT , WA , WY
Canada: AB , BC , MB , NT , SK , YT

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Comandra umbellata ssp. pallida in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Comandra umbellata ssp. pallida in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Comandra umbellata ssp. pallida


Record Modified: 2023-05-16
Research By: TWC Staff

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