Orobanche uniflora - L.
One-flowered Broomrape
Other Common Names: oneflowered broomrape
Synonym(s): Orobanche terrae-novae Fern.
Taxonomic Status: Accepted
Related ITIS Name(s): Orobanche uniflora L. (TSN 34300)
Unique Identifier: ELEMENT_GLOBAL.2.160934
Element Code: PDORO040F0
Informal Taxonomy: Plants, Vascular - Flowering Plants - Broom-Rape Family
Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus
Plantae Anthophyta Dicotyledoneae Scrophulariales Orobanchaceae Orobanche
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Concept Reference
Concept Reference: Kartesz, J.T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. 2nd edition. 2 vols. Timber Press, Portland, OR.
Concept Reference Code: B94KAR01HQUS
Name Used in Concept Reference: Orobanche uniflora
Conservation Status

NatureServe Status

Global Status: G5
Global Status Last Reviewed: 13May2016
Global Status Last Changed: 18Jun1987
Ranking Methodology Used: Ranked by inspection
Rounded Global Status: G5 - Secure
Nation: United States
National Status: N5
Nation: Canada
National Status: N5 (07Oct2016)

U.S. & Canada State/Province Status
United States Alabama (S2), Alaska (S2), Arizona (S1), Arkansas (SNR), California (SNR), Colorado (SNR), Connecticut (SNR), Delaware (S3), District of Columbia (SNR), Florida (SNR), Georgia (SNR), Idaho (SNR), Illinois (SNR), Indiana (SNR), Iowa (S3), Kansas (S2), Kentucky (S4?), Louisiana (S1), Maine (SNR), Maryland (SNR), Massachusetts (SNR), Michigan (SNR), Minnesota (S3), Mississippi (S1?), Missouri (SNR), Montana (SNR), Nebraska (S1), Nevada (SNR), New Hampshire (SNR), New Jersey (S3S4), New Mexico (SNR), New York (S4), North Carolina (S3), North Dakota (SH), Ohio (SNR), Oklahoma (S1), Oregon (SNR), Pennsylvania (SNR), Rhode Island (SNR), South Carolina (S2), South Dakota (S2), Tennessee (SNR), Texas (SNR), Utah (SNR), Vermont (SNR), Virginia (S5), Washington (SNR), West Virginia (S5), Wisconsin (S3), Wyoming (SNR)
Canada Alberta (S3), British Columbia (S5), Manitoba (SU), New Brunswick (S2), Newfoundland Island (S3S4), Nova Scotia (S4?), Ontario (S4), Prince Edward Island (S1), Quebec (S3), Saskatchewan (S1)

Other Statuses

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U.S. States and Canadian Provinces
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U.S. & Canada State/Province Distribution
United States AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY
Canada AB, BC, MB, NB, NF, NS, ON, PE, QC, SK

Range Map
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U.S. Distribution by County Help
State County Name (FIPS Code)
AL Bibb (01007)*, Blount (01009)*, Cherokee (01019), DeKalb (01049)*, Etowah (01055), Jackson (01071), Marshall (01095)*, Mobile (01097)
DE New Castle (10003)
IA Linn (19113)*
LA Rapides (22079), Vernon (22115)
MN Anoka (27003), Cass (27021), Clay (27027), Dakota (27037)*, Fillmore (27045), Hennepin (27053)*, Houston (27055), Ramsey (27123)*, Rice (27131), Wabasha (27157), Washington (27163)*, Winona (27169)
NE Antelope (31003)*, Lancaster (31109)*, Nemaha (31127)*, Otoe (31131)*, Polk (31143), Richardson (31147), Saunders (31155)*, York (31185)
OK Blaine (40011)*, Cherokee (40021)*, LeFlore (40079)*, Mayes (40097)*, McCurtain (40089)*, Murray (40099)*, Ottawa (40115)*, Pittsburg (40121)*, Tulsa (40143)*
SC Charleston (45019)*, Edgefield (45037), Laurens (45059), McCormick (45065), Oconee (45073), Pickens (45077)
SD Lawrence (46081), Meade (46093), Pennington (46103)
WI Adams (55001)*, Ashland (55003), Bayfield (55007), Burnett (55013), Crawford (55023), Dane (55025), Door (55029), Grant (55043), Green (55045)*, Iowa (55049), Iron (55051), Juneau (55057), Kenosha (55059), La Crosse (55063), Lafayette (55065)*, Marquette (55077)*, Milwaukee (55079)*, Ozaukee (55089)*, Richland (55103), Sauk (55111), Sheboygan (55117)*, Vernon (55123), Walworth (55127)
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
U.S. Distribution by Watershed Help
Watershed Region Help Watershed Name (Watershed Code)
02 Brandywine-Christina (02040205)+
03 Enoree (03050108)+, Saluda (03050109)+*, Bulls Bay (03050209)+*, Seneca (03060101)+, Tugaloo (03060102)+, Stevens (03060107)+, Upper Coosa (03150105)+, Middle Coosa (03150106)+, Cahaba (03150202)+*, Mulberry (03160109)+*, Mobile Bay (03160205)+
04 Beartrap-Nemadji (04010301)+, Bad-Montreal (04010302)+, Manitowoc-Sheboygan (04030101)+*, Door-Kewaunee (04030102)+, Upper Fox (04030201)+*, Pike-Root (04040002)+, Milwaukee (04040003)+*
06 Guntersville Lake (06030001)+
07 Leech Lake (07010102)+, Twin Cities (07010206)+, Lower Minnesota (07020012)+*, Upper St. Croix (07030001)+, Lower St. Croix (07030005)+*, Cannon (07040002)+, Buffalo-Whitewater (07040003)+, Root (07040008)+, Coon-Yellow (07060001)+, Upper Iowa (07060002)+*, Grant-Little Maquoketa (07060003)+, Castle Rock (07070003)+, Baraboo (07070004)+, Lower Wisconsin (07070005)+, Kickapoo (07070006)+*, Middle Cedar (07080205)+*, Lower Cedar (07080206)+*, Middle Iowa (07080208)+*, Crawfish (07090002)+*, Pecatonica (07090003)+, Sugar (07090004)+, Upper Fox (07120006)+
08 Bayou Teche (08080102)+, Whisky Chitto (08080204)+
09 Buffalo (09020106)+
10 Middle Cheyenne-Spring (10120109)+, Middle Cheyenne-Elk (10120111)+, Lower Belle Fourche (10120202)+, Redwater (10120203)+, Lower Platte (10200202)+*, Salt (10200203)+*, Upper Elkhorn (10220001)+*, Keg-Weeping Water (10240001)+*, Nishnabotna (10240004)+*, Tarkio-Wolf (10240005)+, Little Nemaha (10240006)+*, Upper Big Blue (10270201)+
11 Lower Cimarron-Skeleton (11050002)+*, Elk (11070208)+*, Lower Neosho (11070209)+*, Lower Canadian (11090204)+*, Polecat-Snake (11110101)+*, Illinois (11110103)+*, Middle Washita (11130303)+*, Kiamichi (11140105)+*, Upper Little (11140107)+*, Mountain Fork (11140108)+*
+ Natural heritage record(s) exist for this watershed
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
Ecology & Life History Not yet assessed
Economic Attributes Not yet assessed
Management Summary Not yet assessed
Population/Occurrence Delineation Not yet assessed
Population/Occurrence Viability
U.S. Invasive Species Impact Rank (I-Rank) Not yet assessed

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