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Picture of Bastard toadflax Plant press of Bastard toadflax
Bastard toadflax
Comandra umbellata (L.) Nutt.


Plant Description:

  • Upright plant, growing up to 30 cm tall; usually found in large groups
  • Leaves sword-shaped without stalks
  • Flowers greenish-white to pinkish and small
  • Susceptible to attacks by an insect that causes galls
  • A semi-parasite: it can provide its own food but will also join to the roots of other plants, robbing them of water and nutrients
  • Found at Stops 1 and 2


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-Sourced from Budd's Flora of the Canadian Prairie Provinces, 1979 and
Plants of the Western Boreal Forest & Aspen Parkland, 1995.
Refer to references for full publication details.

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