Family: Orobanchaceae (Broomrape)
grows as a parasite on sage, such as the fringed sage in the photos. Stalks are most commonly magenta, but sometimes pale yellow. Flowers appear on clusters of 4 to 10 stalks.
Plains, Foothills, Montane (3400 - 9500 ft.)
Time of bloom:
May - August
Eastern Colorado Wildflowers