Taxon  Report   5970    
Orobanche californica  Cham. & Schltdl.  ssp. grayana  (Beck) Heckard  
(no longer an active name; please see Aphyllon californicum ssp. grayanum)
Gray's broomrape,  Gray's california broom rape
Orobanche californica ssp. grayana, a dicot, is a perennial herb (parasitic) that is native to California.
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Bloom Period

Habitat: coastal

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

Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

JEF other name:
Aphyllon californicum ssp. grayanum

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Orobanche californica var. grayana
PLANTS: Orobanche grayana
NOTE: Orobanche californica ssp. grayana is no longer an active name.
More information about  Orobanche californica ssp. grayana
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: Jul 02, 2020).