Comandra umbellata

Bastard Toadflax



Parasitic plant with clusters of green to white flowers. Flowers bloom in the spring. Fruit is not common. Found in dry fields but occasionally in dried out bogs.

Plant Overview:

Plant Family:Santalaceae
Plant Duration:Perennial
Plant Type:Herbaceous
Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife:Butterflies
Bloom Time:Mid May to late June
Fruit Timing:Apparently not very common
Global and State Rank:G5, SNR
Commercially available landscape plant?No
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Loam, Sandy
Soil Moisture:Dry
Soil pH:Acidic, Slightly Acidic, Neutral
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Sun to partial shade
Light Range:Partial Shade, Sun
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Dry

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