Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Orobanche ludoviciana Nuttall subsp. multiflora (Nuttall) Collins ex H.L. White & W.C. Holmes
(Louisiana Broomrape)

Family: Orobanchaceae

Status: Native

Myzorrhiza multiflora (Nuttall) Rydberg
Orobanche multiflora Nuttall

Orobanche ludoviciana subsp. multiflora has purple and white tubular corollas which turn brown with age. The anthers are bright yellow and woolly. Orobanche ludoviciana subsp. multiflora is found in lower elevations and dry hillsides. Similar to Orobanche fasciculata, Orobanche ludoviciana subsp. multiflora seems to have a predilection for parasitizing Artemisia carruthii.
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Orobanche ludoviciana subsp. multiflora, photo Russ Kleinman & Richard Felger, Burro Mtns., Knight Peak (on Artemisia carruthii), Oct. 6, 2007

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