Saturday, December 5, 2015

Desert Broomrape

This travel sketch is from a February 2014 hike in the Spur Cross Ranch where Cooper's broomrape was found peeking out of the rocks along the trail. The four variations of Desert broomrape are all leafless, parasitic plants that live on the roots of native flora and are sometimes known by the more descriptive name of "burroweed strangler".

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