Calflora
Taxon  Report   5970    
Orobanche californica  Cham. & Schltdl.  ssp. grayana  (Beck) Heckard
Gray's broomrape,  Gray's california broom rape
Orobanche californica ssp. grayana
© 2014 Kirsten Bovee
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Orobanche californica ssp. grayana
© 2006 George W. Hartwell
Orobanche californica ssp. grayana
© 2003 Martin J. Lenz
Orobanche californica ssp. grayana, a dicot, is a perennial herb (parasitic) that is native to California.

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Orobanche californica ssp. grayana
© 2014 Kirsten Bovee
Communities: Red Fir Forest, Sagebrush Scrub, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest, Coastal Strand, Northern Coastal Scrub

Habitat: coastal

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

ICPN accepted name:
Aphyllon californicum ssp. grayanum

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Orobanche californica var. grayana
PLANTS: Orobanche grayana
ICPN: Orobanche grayana var. grayana
More information about  Orobanche californica ssp. grayana
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (ORCAG2)

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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2019).