Flat-topped Broomrape - Orobanche corymbosa
Stems 1–4 cm above ground. Herbage purplish, puberulent. Inflorescence a glandular, crowded, bracteate corymb; pedicels ascending to erect, 3–9 mm long. Flowers: calyx 11–17 mm long; sepals linear, 7–14 mm long; corolla 20–25 mm long, light purple, yellowish within the mouth, the lobes 6–8 mm long. Capsule 8–14 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
WA to MT south to CA, NV and UT (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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The following animal species have been reported as pollinators of this plant species or its genus where their geographic ranges overlap: Bombus pensylvanicus
(Colla and Dumesh 2010).
- Literature Cited AboveLegend: View Online Publication
- Colla, S.R. and S. Dumesh. 2010. The bumble bees of southern Ontario: notes on natural history and distribution. Journal of the Entomological Society of Ontario 141: 39-68.
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- Heidel, B.L. 1995. Sensitive plant survey at the southern end of the Elkhorn Mountains, Broadwater and Jefferson Counties, Montana. Unpublished report to the Bureau of Land Management. Montana Natural Heritage Program, Helena, Montana. 12 pp. plus appendices.
- Lesica, P. 1992. Vascular plant and sensitive plant species inventory for the Highland Mountains, Deerlodge National Forest. Unpublished report prepared for the Deerlodge National Forest. Montana Natural Heritage Program, Helena, MT. 21 pp. plus appendices, photographs.
- Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.