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Orobanche californica ssp. californica

Orobanche californica Cham. & Schltdl. ssp. californica

California Broom Rape, California Broomrape

Orobanchaceae (Broom-rape family)

Synonym(s): Myzorrhiza californica, Orobanche grayana var. nelsonii, Orobanche grayana var. violacea


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

Plants in this family are parasitic on roots or stems of other plants, to varying degrees, from hemiparasitic to holoparasitic.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 1 foot tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug


Canada: BC
Native Habitat: Sandy or heavy soils of coastal bluffs, often on Grindelia.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 36 - Jepson eFlora (2019) The Jepson Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2020-12-14
Research By: CBR

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