bastard toadflax


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bastard toadflax

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A hemiparasitic perennial plant (Comandra umbellata) of North America, having clusters of small whitish or greenish flowers.
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Noun1.bastard toadflax - woody creeping parasite of western North America having numerous thick powdery leaves and panicles of small dull-white flowersbastard toadflax - woody creeping parasite of western North America having numerous thick powdery leaves and panicles of small dull-white flowers
Comandra, genus Comandra - small genus of chiefly North American parasitic plants
parasitic plant - plant living on another plant and obtaining organic nutriment from it
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Our analysis identified several indicator species for the Managed and Abandoned site groups, and one indicator, bastard toadflax (Comandra umbellata), for the Disturbed site group (Table 3).
One of the many places where you can immerse yourself in all of this rural tranquillity is Martin Down, a large national nature reserve that, according to Natural England, contains 'an exceptional collection of plants and animals associated with chalk downland and scrub habitats', among them rare and unusual plant species with evocative, almost mythical names such as bastard toadflax, field fleawort and dwarf sedge.
PRINCE Philip received a painting of a bastard toadflax flower for his 80th birthday yesterday.