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Orobanche fasciculata (Clustered broomrape)
Cressler, Alan

Orobanche fasciculata

Orobanche fasciculata Nutt.

Clustered Broomrape, Yellow Broomrape

Orobanchaceae (Broom-Rape Family)

Synonym(s): Anoplanthus fasciculatus, Aphyllon fasciculatum, Orobanche fasciculata var. franciscana, Orobanche fasciculata var. lutea, Orobanche fasciculata var. subulata, Orobanche fasciculata var. typica, Thalesia fasciculata, Thalesia lutea


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

Clustered Broomrape (Orobanche fasciculata), also known as Yellow Broomrape, has mostly 5-10 long, slender, 1-flowered stalks rising from a short, trunk-like stem usually 2-6 inches (5-15 cm) long. It occurs in the midwestern and Plains states.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 8 inches tall.

Bloom Information

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


USA: AK , AZ , CA , CO , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , MI , MN , MT , ND , NE , NM , NV , OK , OR , SD , TX , UT , WA , WI , WY
Canada: AB , BC , ON , SK

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 26 - Minnesota Wildflowers: a field guide to the flora of Minnesota (2009)
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-11-16
Research By: TWC Staff

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