Taxon  Report   5965    
Orobanche californica  Cham. & Schltdl.
California broomrape,  California orobanche
Orobanche californica, a dicot, is a perennial herb (parasitic) that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
also called Aphyllon californicum

Bloom Period
Genus: Orobanche
Subspecies and Varieties:
Habitat: coastal

Communities: Coastal Strand, Northern Coastal Scrub, Sagebrush Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland

Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

ICPN other name:
Aphyllon californicum

More information about  Orobanche californica
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 25, 2020).