Calflora
Taxon  Report   5972    
Orobanche cooperi  (A. Gray) A. Heller
Burroweed strangler,  Cooper's broom rape, Desert broomrape
Orobanche cooperi
© 2016 Alison Sheehey
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Orobanche cooperi
© 2006 James M. Andre
Orobanche cooperi
© 2006 Heath McAllister
Orobanche cooperi, a dicot, is a perennial herb (parasitic) that is native to California, is found only slightly beyond California borders.
also called Aphyllon cooperi

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Orobanche cooperi
© 2006 James M. Andre
Family: OROBANCHACEAE  
Genus: Orobanche
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Joshua Tree Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

ICPN accepted name:
Aphyllon cooperi

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Myzorrhiza cooperi
PLANTS: Orobanche cooperi ssp. cooperi
PLANTS: Orobanche cooperi ssp. latiloba
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More information about  Orobanche cooperi
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (ORCO4)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 20, 2018).

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