Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Small Broomrape - Orobanche minor   J.E. Smith
Members of Orobanchaceae:
Only member of Orobanche in NC.
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AuthorJ.E. Smith
DistributionCollected from Haywood (1946), Mitchell (1993), and Orange (1918-1953) counties. RAB (1968) also map it in Wake County.

Native of Eurasia; in N.A. VT to FL; TX, OR, WA.
AbundanceVery rare.
HabitatHayfield, tobacco field, clover field, bank by sidewalk. In NC known to parasitize Red Clover and tobacco.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting May-June.
IdentificationSmall Broomrape is unbranched and without chlorophyll; it is thus brown to yellowish in color. It grows about 6 inches to a foot tall, is hairy, and also leafless. The flowers are crowded near the top, pale yellowish and tubular.
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State RankSE
Global RankGNR
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