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Orobanche alba

Orobanche blanche
Thyme Broomrape

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white

Flower size

15-28 mm

Flowering months

March,

April,

May,

June

Leaf type

Scales

Height

10-30 cm

Description

This is a parasitic plant that survives by tapping into roots of thyme and other plants in the mint family. It looks similar to the brown orchid Neottia nidus-avis, but Orobanche have just 5 petals.

Flowers

A glandular, hairy plant. The fragrant flowers vary in colour from purplish-red, yellowish to white in a spike, the lower lip with a hairy margin. The stamens have dense hairy filaments, the stigma is red or purple.

Leaves

Scales leaves resemble green scales e.g. Cupressus, Juniperus. Scale-like, as on Cypress conifers.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: numerous seeds.

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