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Knapweed Broomrape

An uncommon parasitic plant found mainly on the calcareous soils of southern England where greater knapweed is present.


Common Name Knapweed Broomrape
Scientific Name Orobanche elatior
Species Group Broomrape Family Orobanchaceae
Interest Level
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Identification Notes
Primary Habitat
Family Broomrape family - Orobanchaceae
Status Local
Flower Colour Group Yellow
  • 06 - June
  • 07 - July
Preferred Environment
Look for Strong brown plant with no green at all but with a tinge of yellow on the flower petals
Additional Identification Notes
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Broomrape Family Orobanchaceae