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

CDFA Rating: A?


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

Weed Management Notes

No Weed RIC Management Notes are available for this species. Check for information on other species in the genus on the Weed RIC site.

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Cal-IPC Symposium Presentations

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Other Orobanche aegyptiaca Information

  • Calflora - Distribution map and records of this species in California.
  • CalWeedMapper - Distribution map of this species in California with ability to determine regional priorities.
  • EDDMapS - Distribution of this species in North America.
  • USDA PLANTS Database - Information on identification and distribution, with links to websites in individual states.