Comandra pallida is a perennial found in areas such as Western N. America - Manitoba to British Columbia and south to Texas. A member of the Santalaceae family, Comandra pallida A.DC is also known by its common name of Pale Bastard Toadflax. The perennial can grow to a height of 0.4 meters and up to meters wide. The preferred habitat of Dry hills and plains[43]. Sandy or open rocky ground in Texas[274]., with LMH soil and N moisture levels. .

Pale Bastard Toadflax is a zone hardy plant that has medicinal uses - the medicinal usage rating of Pale Bastard Toadflax is 1. The plant is narcotic[257]. A decoction has been used in the treatment of headaches and externally as a foot bath to treat corns[257]. . The plant has been used to treat sore eyes and sores on the body and also as a mouth wash for canker sores[257].

Comandra pallida is 0 plant, whose flowers bloom typically in 5 - 6.

Known hazards of the plant: There is a report that . The plant can be toxic to mammals.

The plant has an edibility rating of 1Fruit[105, 161, 177]. A sweet flavour[274]. The fruit is about 10mm in diameter[200]. The small round seeds are eaten like nuts by children[257].

Cultivation tips: Requires a well-drained moisture retentive lime-free soil[200]. A parasitic plant obtaining at least some of its nutrients from the roots of other plants[200, 235]. It is said to parasitize over 200 different species of plants in the wild[274].

. The plant
should best be propagated by Seed - stratify for 3 months at 5°c and then sow in the greenhouse in a pot with a suitable host. Plant out when it is well established close to a mature host plant[200].

Fruit[105, 161, 177]. A sweet flavour[274]. The fruit is about 10mm in diameter[200]. The small round seeds are eaten like nuts by children[257].