All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Naked Broomrape</strong>
<em>Orobanche uniflora</em> / Snapdragon Family
Mt. Rainier National Park
June 24, 2009

I was really surprised to find these little parasitic wildflowers blooming on a damp rock cliff on the side of the road in th...
Naked Broomrape
Orobanche uniflora / Snapdragon Family
Mt. Rainier National Park
June 24, 2009

I was really surprised to find these little parasitic wildflowers blooming on a damp rock cliff on the side of the road in the park. We had stopped so I could get a photo of a Monkeyflower, but as I explored other areas, I found this and some others. These plants are only about 3" tall, so they are very easy to overlook. They are parasitic on the roots of other plants, they are not a threat to wildflower enthusiasts! ;)


clr: 8-v

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