Boschniakia rossica

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Northern Ground-cone: for more photos, see Sitka Nature Photo Gallery for Boschniakia rossica
Northern Ground-cone (Boschniakia rossica): Fairly Common parasitic plant associated with Sitka alder.

Southeast Alaska may represent the southern extent of the range of this species west of the coast range. Collections in ARCTOS throughout much of the region, except the far southern parts. (No collections from further south along the coast in BC are indicated in e-flora BC.)

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Other References

  • Muller: gen; forest edge, parasitic on alder root
  • Hall 2010: "Parasitic on roots of Alnus but other trees and shrubs as well, along trails, in forests and along beaches. Locally common."

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