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Orobanche crenata

Orobanche crénelée
Broomrape

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white

Flower size

20-30 mm

Flowering months

March,

April,

May,

June,

July

Leaf type

Scales

Height

up to 70 cm

Description

This parasite has no chlorophyll of its own and gets its nutrients by tapping into the root of a host plant. It flourishes on the roots of the bean family and is considered a pest in the commercial cultivation of beans. The plant is yellowish brown.

Flowers

A dense flower spike, fragrant. The flowers are two-lipped, often with violet veining.

Leaves

Scales leaves resemble green scales e.g. Cupressus, Juniperus. Scale-like as on Cypress conifers, brown, 25 mm.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: numerous seeds.

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