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March 2009 - Naked Broomrape
 
Naked Broomrape, Orobanche uniflora
Naked Broomrape, Orobanche uniflora
The pretty flowers of the Naked Broomrape grow on a long (up to 3 in/10 cm) stalk. Each stalk bares a single flower, hence the "uniflora" part of its scientific name.

The Naked Broomrape is not itself a wildflower but a parasitic plant. As it has no chlorophyll it needs to get food from other plants such as stonecrops or saxifrages.

If you have a careful eye, you might be lucky to spot this interesting plant in the moist sites and woods in the southwest corner of British Columbia and further south along the coast.
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