Page author: David Giblin
Aphyllon californicum
California broomrape
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest and east in the Columbia River Gorge in Washington; southwestern British Columbia to Baja California, also east of the Cascades crest in Oregon.

Habitat: Coastal and sub-coastal, or in meadows inland, parasitic on Asteraceae but not on Artemisia tridentata.

Flowers: April-June

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:

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Accepted Name:
Aphyllon californicum (Cham. & Schltdl.) A. Gray
Publication: Bot. California [W.H.Brewer] i. 584. 1876.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Myzorrhiza californica (Cham. & Schltdl.) Rydb.
Orobanche californica Cham. & Schltdl. [HC]
Infraspecies:
ssp. californicum – California broomrape    Occurring west of the Cascades crest in the northern Puget Trough lowlands in Washington; southwestern British Columbia and adjacent Salish Sea area, also in coastal California.
ssp. grayanum – Gray's California broomrape    Occurring in the Columbia River Gorge in Washington; southern Washington to California.
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Aphyllon californicum in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Aphyllon californicum checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Aphyllon californicum atlas page.

CalPhotos: Aphyllon californicum photos.

USDA Plants: Aphyllon californicum information.

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