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Wildflowers of Greater Arizona

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Bastard Toadflax.
Comandra umbellata.
Sandalwood (Santalaceae) family.

The small, star-shaped flowers are in clusters at the stem tips. The individual flowers have 5, ovate to oblong, point-tipped lobes and a greenish center. The leaves are green, fleshy, alternate, lanceolate, and generally sessile. The plants form mats on the ground near other plants. Bastard Toadflax is a hemiparasite of nearby plants.

White Mountains.
Location: Torreon Community at Show Low.

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