Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2458

Forb
Annual

Non-native: Eurasia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it on mesic hammocks, in cultivated fields, parasitic on various hosts, especially Trifolium, Nicotiana tabacum, and Solanum lycopersicum, per Weakley's Flora

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INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
SC List of Regulated Pest Plant Species, 2017
USDA Federal Noxious Weed List, 093014

 

full sun ...Variable

LEAVES:

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
2-lipped 4-lobed calyx
5-lobed corolla
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Brown
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Orobanche minor   FAMILY Orobanchaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Orobanche minor   FAMILY Orobanchaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 169-03-002:
Orobanche minor   FAMILY Orobanchaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Orobanche minor

 

COMMON NAME:
Lesser Broomrape