153663 THYME BROOMRAPE Orobanche alba (Orobanchaceae) Height to 25cm. Attractive, upright and rather stout plant that is tinged reddish. Parasitic on the roots of thymes, and related plants. FLOWERS are 15-20mm long and fragrant, the corolla reddish; borne in comparatively short spikes (May-Aug). FRUITS are egg-shaped capsules, concealed by the dead flowers. LEAVES are scale-like. STATUS-Scarce and local, restricted to coastal grassland in SW England, W Scotland and Ireland.