bastard toadflax

bastard toadflax

noun
any of several low-growing, often parasitic plants of the genus Comandra, having alternate leaves and clusters of small whitish flowers.
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bastard toadflax

any of several small annual or perennial herbs of the sandalwood family (Santalaceae) that have narrow leaves resembling those of true toadflax (Linaria). In North America, bastard toadflax refers to plants of the genus Comandra. They are sometimes parasitic on the roots of other plants and have creeping roots, small white flowers clustered at the top of each plant, and one-seeded fruits

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