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Comandra umbellata

Bastard Toadflax

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Description:

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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