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Miked's 226th spot submitted on 6th August 2009

Observed: 6th August 2009 By: miked
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Orobanche minor 1863
Description:

common broomrape to go with http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/2495
This keys out as common broomrape.

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bobthebirder's picture

broomrape

The purple stigma lobes would suggest you are right - but I've never seen such a brightly coloured specimen before. Were they all like this?

Bob Ford

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the bright colour is a bit

the bright colour is a bit over the top I agree but that is what the camera recorded, looking at it by eye it did not seem much different to normal common broomrape. actually other broomrapes I have photographed on film or digital always come out rather brighter than they seem by eye.