Photographer: Derek Anderson
Orobanche fasciculata Nutt.
Orobanche: from Greek orobos, a kind of vetch, and anchone, "choke or strangle" because of a parasitic habit, this was the Greek name of a plant that was parasitic on vetch
fasciculata: meaning "of bundles"
|Plant: ||erect, annual, 2"-6" tall forb; parasitic on roots, especially Artemisia|
|Flower: ||pink to white, 5-parted, 1/2"-1" long, tubular-shaped, 2 lips with lobes about the same the length as the tube, stalk longer than the flower and barely longer than the stem; inflorescence of 4-10 flowers in loose, flat-topped cluster (corymb); blooms June-Aug.|
|Leaf:||oval, scale-like, fuzzy|
|Habitat: ||dry; prairies, inland sands; in sandy soil|