Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Orobanche fasciculata Nutt. image
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Family Orobanchaceae
Orobanche fasciculata Nutt.
clustered broom-rape
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"
County distribution map- click for detailed distribution maps.
Detailed Distribution:
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Status: Threatened
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

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
All Orobanche list Google- Images or Text
Anoplanthus fasciculatus (Nutt.) Walp.
Orobanche fasciculata Nutt. var. franciscana Achey
Orobanche fasciculata Nutt. var. lutea (Parry) Achey
Orobanche fasciculata Nutt. var. subulata Goodman
Orobanche fasciculata Nutt. var. typica Achey
Phelypaea lutea Parry
Thalesia fasciculata (Nutt.) Britton
Thalesia lutea (Parry) Rydb.

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