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Orobanche ludoviciana - Nutt.

Common Name Broom Rape, Louisiana broomrape, Manyflower broomrape
Family Orobanchaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Grows on sandy soils[235] on the plains where it is parasitic on the roots of Ambrosia spp and other members of the Compositae[43]. It is found below 1200 metres in California[71].
Range N. America - Illinois to South Dakota, Saskatchewan, Nebraska, Texas, Arizona and California.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Full shade Semi-shade Full sun
Orobanche ludoviciana Broom Rape,  Louisiana broomrape, Manyflower broomrape


USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 3
Orobanche ludoviciana Broom Rape,  Louisiana broomrape, Manyflower broomrape
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Orobanche ludoviciana is a PERENNIAL growing to 1.5 m (5ft). The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in full shade (deep woodland) semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Shady Edge; not Deep Shade;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Root;  Stem.
Edible Uses:

Root - roasted[46, 61, 105, 161]. Stem[46, 61, 105]. Base of young stems roasted[257].

Medicinal Uses

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The chewed plant has been used as a dressing on wounds[257]. A poultice of the stems has been used in the treatment of ulcerated sores[257].

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in most parts of the country. It requires a well-drained soil and should succeed in sun or shade. A fully parasitic plant lacking in chlorophyll, it is entirely dependant upon its host plant for obtaining nutrient[200].

Propagation

Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in a greenhouse in a pot containing a host plant. The seed is probably best sown as soon as it is ripe if this is possible. It might also be possible to sow the seed in situ around a host plant.

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Orobanche ammophylaLie Dang22
Orobanche californicaCalifornia Broomrape, Jepson's broomrape21
Orobanche cernuaNodding broomrape10
Orobanche fasciculataCancer Root, Clustered broomrape12
Orobanche grayana 11
Orobanche minorLesser Broomrape, Hellroot00
Orobanche pinorumConifer broomrape11
Orobanche tuberosaGround Cone11
Orobanche unifloraOneflowered broomrape11

 

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