Taxon  Report   5965    
Orobanche californica  Cham. & Schltdl.
California broomrape,  California orobanche
Orobanche californica
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Orobanche californica
© 2005 Doreen L. Smith
Orobanche californica
© 2014 Ron Wolf
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

Interactive Distribution Map

Observation Hotline
(observation details)

point, line, or polygon

Plant Characteristics
and Associations

Bloom Period
Orobanche californica
© 2001 Kevin Merk
Communities: Coastal Strand, Northern Coastal Scrub, Sagebrush Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland

Habitat: coastal

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

ICPN accepted name:
Aphyllon californicum

More information about  Orobanche californica
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


Search the International Plants Names Index

Search (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:   (Accessed: Jan 18, 2019).