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Offline don_pedro

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« on: April 20, 2018, 15:36 PM »
Hi everybody

Need some help to identify this strange looking plant please
I'm not sure if it's Plant or Fungi

Thanks

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« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2018, 07:53 AM »
Hi there :)

It is one of the broomrapes.... Strange looking semi parasitic plants They tap in to the root systems of their host plants.... Each one has a specific plant so a good way to identify them is to also see what is growing close to them..
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« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2018, 14:58 PM »
Thank you Clive

I don't think I would have found that one on my own.

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« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2018, 15:25 PM »
Have you worked out which one it is yet? :)
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« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2018, 16:12 PM »
Hi Clive

Yes I think I have narrowed it down to one
"Others can infect several genera, such as the lesser broomrape (Orobanche)  O. minor, which lives on clover and other related Fabaceae."
as the one I have is on a bank which contains Bramble, Cana (bamboo) and Alfalfa, narrowing it down to the Alfalfa as it's
a member of the Fabaceae family.
But having said all that I could still be wrong.

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