Over the garden gate
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Knapweed Broomrape (Orobanche elatior)
Photo by Kev, Dorset, UK
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Broomrapes are parasitic plants, living from the roots of other species, and lacking the usual green chlorophyll. There are several varieties, each with it's own favoured host, this one liking Knapweed.
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