Parish's Broomrape

Common Names:
Parish's Broomrape
Scientific name:
Orobanche parishii
Subspecies | Variants:
Orobanche parishii ssp. brachyloba, Orobanche parishii ssp. parishii
Elevation range:
< 8,000 ft.
Flowering Months:
April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Height | Length:
2 - 10 in.
Life Cycle | Lifeform:
Perennial
Notes:
Parasite/Hemiparasite
State Occurrences:
Desert region:
Mojave
Comments: 

Parish's Broomrape, named for early botanist Samuel Bonsall Parish, appears as a short, root-like protuberance from the ground. It is a parasitic plant that likes host bushes in the Asteraceae family, such as Menzies' goldenbush (Isocoma menziesii).