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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.
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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.

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Date: 13 Jun 2013
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Credit: Robert Read/NPL
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