Pale Comandra/Bastard Toadflax/California Commandra - Photos Copyright Ward Cameron 2003 - Click to view a larger image Pale Comandra/Bastard Toadflax/California Commandra - Photos Copyright Ward Cameron 2003 - Click to view a larger image Pale Comandra/Bastard Toadflax/California Commandra - Photos Copyright Ward Cameron 2003 - Click to view a larger image Pale Comandra/Bastard Toadflax/California Commandra - Photos Copyright Ward Cameron 2003 - Click to view a larger image 
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White Flowers ( Five Petals/Miscellaneous Flowers )
Sandalwood Family (Santalaceae)

Pale Comandra/Bastard Toadflax/California Commandra
Comandra umbellata

Season: Early June to Late July
Habitat:
 Dry Montane Locations
Height:
 Up to 30 cm

Description: Pale commandra is a perennial often lining gravely roadsides. It has clasping, smooth-margined, lance shaped leaves growing in an alternate manner along the length of the stem. The leaves lack a sharp point. The flowers occur in a flat-topped or rounded terminal cluster. They have 5 petal-like sepals arranged in a star shape, with a yellow centre. This plant is a parasite, taking many of its nutrients from the roots of other plants.

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All Material Ward Cameron 2005

 

 

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