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Ivy Broomrape

Orobanche hederae

Plant Data

Order:
Lamiales
Family:
Orobanchaceae (Broomrape)
Type:
Flower
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC

Flower:
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White, 5 petals
 
Cream-coloured, up to 2cm, sometimes hairy, yellow stamens.
Fruit:
An egg-shaped capsule.
Leaves:
Without any leaves. The plant has no green pigment and is parasitic on Ivy. However, the stems bear many large and pointed fleshy scales.
Maximum Size:
60 centimetres tall
Frequency (UK):
Unusual
Habitats:
Hedgerows, rocks, walls, woodland.