Login Logout
Jump to: navigation, search

Orobanche ramosa

Template:Italic title Template:Taxobox

Orobanche ramosa is a species of broomrape known by the common names hemp broomrape<ref name=BSBI07>Template:Cite web</ref><ref>Template:PLANTS</ref> and branched broomrape. It is native to Eurasia and North Africa, but it is known in many other places as an introduced species and sometimes a noxious weed.<ref>Template:Cite journal</ref>

It is a pest in agricultural fields, infesting crops including tobacco,<ref>Template:Cite journal</ref> potato,<ref>Template:Cite journal</ref> and tomato.<ref>Template:Cite journal</ref>

The plant produces many slender, erect stems from a thick root. The yellowish stems grow 10 to 60 centimeters tall and are coated in glandular hairs. The broomrape is parasitic on other plants, draining nutrients from their roots, and it lacks leaves and chlorophyll. The inflorescence bears several flowers, each in a yellowish calyx of sepals and with a tubular white and blue to purple corolla.



Further reading

External links