Orobanche fasciculata Nutt.
Family: Orobanchaceae
clustered broom-rape
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Etymology: Orobanche: from Greek orobos, a kind of vetch, and anchone, "choke or strangle" because of a parasitic habit, this was the Greek name of a plant that was parasitic on vetch
Plants: erect, annual, 2"-6" tall forb; parasitic on roots, especially Artemisia
Leaves: oval, scale-like, fuzzy
Flowers: pink to white, 5-parted, 1/2"-1" long, tubular-shaped, 2 lips with lobes about the same the length as the tube, stalk longer than the flower and barely longer than the stem; inflorescence of 4-10 flowers in loose, flat-topped cluster (corymb); blooms June-Aug.
Habitat: dry; prairies, inland sands; in sandy soil
Conservation Status: Threatened
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Kitty Kohout  
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Derek Anderson  
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Kitty Kohout  
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Robert H. Read  
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