unknown plant flower spike, growing directly out of limestone wall
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I didnt realise this was broomrape. I saw broomrape elsewhere in Gibraltar with blue/purple flowers and it looked quite different. also this specimen was growing out the side of a limestone wall with no other plants to parasitise which made me think it must have been something else.
They are naughty that way. I heard of one that apparently parasitised a concrete post! They come in many colours, mainly in the red/brown spectrum. Pretty as orchids.
probably Phagnalon saxatile
yes but that plant was growing out of the wall several feet further down, probably out of reach of the broom rapes roots?
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