OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Striga asiatica   FAMILY Orobanchaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Striga asiatica   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 166-22-001:
Striga lutea   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Asiatic Witchweed


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image of Striga asiatica, Asiatic Witchweed

Julia Scher, Federal Noxious Weeds Disseminules, USDA APHIS ITP, Bugwood.org    bug_5376868

Month Unknown        

image of Striga asiatica, Asiatic Witchweed

Florida Division of Plant Industry Archive, Bugwood.org    bug_5384180

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Stems erect, rarely branched. Corolla tube apically strongly curved, per Flora of China.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Striga asiatica   FAMILY Orobanchaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Striga asiatica   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 166-22-001:
Striga lutea   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2936

Forb
Annual

Non-native: Old World

Habitat: Cultivated fields, parasitic on the roots of corn and other grasses, 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:

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite or subopposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Red/ Orange/ Yellow
2-lipped corolla
4 included stamens (2 long, 2 short)

Flowers in leaf axils, solitary or in a spike upward

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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