Main Divide, .43 mi SW Modjeska Pk, with SAMNHA, 5-22-11. © Ron Vanderhoff.

Clustered Broomrape

Orobanche fasciculata

Native to much of western and central North America. It lacks leaves and chlorophyll and is parasitic on the roots of other plants, usually members of the Asteraceae, such as Artemisia, Eriodictyon, and Eriogonum.

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Main Divide, .43 mi SW Modjeska Pk, with SAMNHA, 5-22-11. © Ron Vanderhoff.

Main Divide, .43 mi SW Modjeska Pk, with SAMNHA, 5-22-11. © Ron Vanderhoff.

Below Modjeska Peak, at Main Divide Rd., CNPS, 5-25-14. © Ron Vanderhoff.

Below Modjeska Peak, at Main Divide Rd., CNPS, 5-25-14. © Ron Vanderhoff.

Main Divide, .43 mi SW Modjeska Pk, with SAMNHA, 5-22-11. © Ron Vanderhoff.

Main Divide, .43 mi SW Modjeska Pk, with SAMNHA, 5-22-11. © Ron Vanderhoff.