Page author: David Giblin
Aphyllon purpureum

Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to California, east to Alberta and the Rocky Mountains.

Habitat: From lowland to montane, often where open and seasonally moist, parasitic mainly on Asteraceae, Saxifragaceae, and Sedum.

Flowers: April-August

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Annual

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Aphyllon purpureum (A. Heller) Holub
Publication: Preslia 70(2): 100. 1998.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Orobanche porphyrantha Beck
Orobanche sedii (Suksd.) Fernald
Orobanche uniflora L. [HC, IFBC]
Orobanche uniflora L. ssp. occidentalis (Greene) Abrams ex Ferris [JPM]
Orobanche uniflora L. var. minuta (Suksd.) Beck [HC, JPM]
Orobanche uniflora L. var. occidentalis (Greene) Roy L. Taylor & MacBryde [VPBC2, JPM]
Orobanche uniflora L. var. purpurea (A. Heller) Achey [HC, VPBC2]
Orobanche uniflora L. var. sedi (Suksd.) Achey [JPM]
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Aphyllon purpureum checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Aphyllon purpureum atlas page.

CalPhotos: Aphyllon purpureum photos.

USDA Plants: Aphyllon purpureum information.

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