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Common Broomrape (Orobanche minor)
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Common Broomrape (Orobanche minor)

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This unusual annual plant is a parasite, of clovers and vetches drawing nourishment from their root systems. It lacks chlorophyll and does not photosynthesize, its vestigal leaves are little more than brownish scales on the stem.
Grows up to 40 cm tall.

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