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Comandra umbellata ssp. umbellata (Bastard toadflax)
Cressler, Alan

Comandra umbellata ssp. umbellata

Comandra umbellata (L.) Nutt. ssp. umbellata

Bastard Toadflax

Santalaceae (Sandalwood Family)

Synonym(s): Comandra richardsiana


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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Margin: Entire
Fruit Type: Drupe , Nut
Size Notes: Up to about 16 inches tall.
Fruit: Pseudodrupe (drupe-like nut).

Bloom Information

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


USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: AB , BC , MB , NB , NL , NS , NT , ON , PE , QC , SK

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist

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


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

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