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  Orobanche ludoviciana Nutt. subsp. ludoviciana image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

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Emmet J. Judziewicz
Family Orobanchaceae
Orobanche ludoviciana Nutt. subsp. ludoviciana
Louisiana broom-rape, prairie 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
ludoviciana: referring to King Louis X, therefore, by extension, to the State of Louisiana; a form of Latin meaning "of Louisiana"
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Status: Endangered
Plant: erect, annual, 4"-12" tall forb, usually unbranched; parasitic on roots, especially Artemisia and other members of Aster family
Flower: purplish, 5-parted, 1/2"-1" long, cup-shaped, 2-lipped: upper lip 1-lobed and almost straight, lower lip 4-lobed; inflorescence a many-flowered, dense spike usually about 1/2-2/3 of the entire plant; blooms June-Aug.
Leaf:many, scale-like
Habitat: in sandy soil

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
All Orobanche list Google- Images or Text
Aphyllon arenosum Suksd.
Conopholis ludoviciana (Nutt.) A.W.Wood
Myzorrhiza ludoviciana (Nutt.) Rydb.
Orobanche ludoviciana Nutt. var. arenosa (Suksd.) Cronquist
Orobanche ludoviciana Nutt. var. genuina Beck
Orobanche ludoviciana Nutt. var. ludoviciana
Orobanche multiflora Nutt. var. arenosa (Suksd.) Munz

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