Orobanche aegyptiaca

Photo courtesy California Department of Food and Agriculture

Common names: Egyptian broomrape

Orobanche aegyptiaca (Egyptian broomrape) is a perennial herb/ (parasitic) (family Orobanchaceae) with purple flowers and tiny leaves found in the central valley of California. It is native to the Middle East. It grows in grasslands. It reproduces via seeds which are carried by water, wind, animals and man.

Cal-IPC Rating: Watch

Cal-IPC Assessment

Plant Risk Assessment - An evaluation of the potential for a plant to be invasive in California.

Cal-IPC Symposium Presentations

None for this species.

Other Orobanche aegyptiaca Information

  • CalFlora - Distribution information based on submitted observations and herbarium specimens.