Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Comandra umbellata (L.) Nutt. subsp. umbellata image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

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Merel R. Black

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Robert Bierman

Robert W. Freckmann

James R. Sime
Family Santalaceae
Comandra umbellata (L.) Nutt. subsp. umbellata
bastard-toadflax, false toadflax
Comandra: from Greek kome, "hair," and ander, "man," referring to the hairy attachment of the stamens
umbellata: like umbels or umbrella-like flower heads
County distribution map- click for detailed distribution maps.
Detailed Distribution:
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 4"-12" tall forb, usually simple or with a few branches
Flower: white, 5-parted, 1/4" wide; inflorescence of many flowers in a tight, terminal cluster; blooms May-July
Fruit:dry, single-seeded berry
Leaf:alternate or scattered, 3/4"-2", lance-like to oval
Habitat: dry, moderate moisture, to wet; prairies, woods, shores

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
All Comandra list Ethnobotany Information Google- Images or Text
Comandra richardsiana Fernald
Comandra umbellata (L.) Nutt. subsp. richardsiana (Fernald) A.Löve & D.Löve
Comandra umbellata (L.) Nutt. var. umbellata
Thesium umbellatum L.

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