A bizarre looking flower of the Orobanchaceae. It is parasitic on the roots of hazel, sycamore and other trees.
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I found some of this the other day under a sycamore. They have no green pigment at all (scales instead of leaves) so get all their nutrition from their host.
Lat/Lng: 50.9, -2.0
OS grid ref: SU0019