Parasitic herb from a coarse, tuber-like, fleshy root; stems single or clustered, short glandular-hairy, yellowish to purplish, 3-20 cm tall.
Basal leaves lacking; stem leaves scaly-bracteate, alternate, short glandular-hairy.
Inflorescence of loose flat-topped, several to many-flowered clusters; corollas yellow to purple-tinged, 1.5-3 cm long, the lips 4-9 mm long, stalked, the leafless stalks 2-15 cm long; calyces 9-11 mm long, the lobes 3-7 mm long, narrow, acute, equaling or slightly shorter than the tubes; anthers smooth or hairy.
Capsules; seeds numerous, angled, net-veined, less than 0.7 mm long.
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Illustration Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia
||Value / Class
Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
of field plots
species was recorded in:
BEC Zone Class
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in
|AT(3), BG(16), BWBS(2), CWH(1), ESSF(2), ICH(1), IDF(19), MS(1), PP(1)|
Source: Klinkenberg 2013
Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Orobanche fasciculata Nutt.