Myzorrhiza ludoviciana

Family (Traditional)Orobanchaceae
Species:Myzorrhiza ludoviciana (Nutt.) Rydb.
Common NameLouisiana Broomrape
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: No; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Annual; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: April; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: absent; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Brown (incl. Maroon); Base Flower Color: White; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Zygomorphic; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value 8

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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


SynonymFull Citation
Aphyllon arenosum Aphyllon arenosum Suksdorf
Conopholis ludoviciana Conopholis ludoviciana (Nutt.) Wood
Myzorrhiza ludoviciana Myzorrhiza ludoviciana (Nutt.) Rydb.
Orobanche ludoviciana subsp. ludoviciana Orobanche ludoviciana subsp. ludoviciana
Orobanche ludoviciana var. arenosa Orobanche ludoviciana var. arenosa (Suksdorf) Cronq.
Orobanche ludoviciana var. genuina Orobanche ludoviciana var. genuina G. Beck
Orobanche multiflora var. arenosa Orobanche multiflora var. arenosa (Suksdorf) Munz

Specimens and Distribution

No specimens exist for this species.

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