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Related to Comandra: Comandra pallida, Santalaceae
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Noun1.Comandra - small genus of chiefly North American parasitic plantsComandra - small genus of chiefly North American parasitic plants
dilleniid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs
family Santalaceae, sandalwood family, Santalaceae - chiefly tropical herbs or shrubs or trees bearing nuts or one-seeded fruit
bastard toadflax, Comandra pallida - woody creeping parasite of western North America having numerous thick powdery leaves and panicles of small dull-white flowers
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Ecology of Comandra umbellata (Santalaceae) in western Wyoming.
albs x X fragilis) SANTALACEAE (Sandalwood Family) Comandra umbellata (L.
Abundant forbs were Agalinis tenuifolia (slender gerardia), Aster oolentangiensis, Comandra umbellata (star toadflax), Conyza canadensis (horseweed), Eupborbia corollata (flowering spurge), Fragaria virginiana, Lechea leggettii (pinweed), Lupinus perennis (wild lupine), Phlox pilosa (prairie phlox), Potentilla simplex, Pleridium aquilinum, Rubus flagellaris, and Solidago nemoralis (gray goldenrod).
Asclepias tuberosa, Asclepias syriaca, Ambrosia coronopirolia, Lithospermum carolinense, Comandra richardsoniana, and Artemisia ludoviciana), and legumes (Lathyrus venosus, Amorpha canescens, and Lespedeza capitata).
The herb layer includes species that are uncommon in other types such as Lilium philadelphicum, Oryzopsis pungens, and Comandra umbellata.