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Desert Broomrape

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Native Growing Area

Scientific Name: Orobanche cooperi

Common Names: Desert Broomrape

Description

Native to the desert southwest USA and northern Mexico. The plant has no leaves and chlorophyll and is a parasite attached to the roots of other plants. The bloom is dark purple and tubular with glandular hairs.

Bloom Color(s): purple

Bloom Width: 1.5 in.

Plant Height: 4 - 16 in.

Bloom Period: January to May

Plant Family: Orobanchaceae