Botanical name: Orobanchaceae
Botanical name: Orobanchaceae
Species of Broomrape
Ground cone is a small genus of three species of parasitic plant in the broomrape family. They are native to western North America and extreme northeastern Asia. Groundcones often look at first glance like pine cones lying on the ground, especially when they are brown in color. They may also be shades of yellow, red, and purple. Each plant may be a few inches tall, and pine-cone-shaped or cylindrical. The plant above ground is almost entirely made up of its inflorescence, a tightly packed column of thick cup-shaped flowers.
Native to North America, the beech Drops are a small genus of parasitic species known to take their sustenance from the roots of beech trees. In fact, there is only one member of this woodland genus – Epifagus virginiana. This genus derives its Latin name Epifagus from the Greek for ‘upon’ and ‘beech’.
Cow wheat is a genus of about 20 species of herbaceous flowering plants in the family Orobanchaceae. They are native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere.
Broomrapes is a genus of over 200 species of parasitic herbaceous plants , mostly native to the temperate Northern Hemisphere. The broomrapes plant is small, from 10 to 60 cm tall depending on species. It is best recognized by its yellow- to straw-coloured stems completely lacking chlorophyll, bearing yellow, white, or blue snapdragon-like flowers. The flower shoots are scaly, with a dense terminal spike of between ten and twenty flowers in most species, although single in O. uniflora. The leaves are merely triangular scales. The seeds are minute, tan-to-brown, and blacken with age.
The species of rehmannia are perennial herbs. The plants have large flowers. Rehmannia is a genus of six species, endemic to China.
Odontites is a genus of flowering plants in the family Orobanchaceae.
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Bartsia is a genus of flowering plants in the broomrape family, Orobanchaceae. Bartsia grows in damp places in several parts of the west of England and Wales and in southwest Scotland.
False foxgloves(Agalinis) is a genus of flowering plants that are native to the Americas. They have pretty light-pink and purple flowers which have darker purple spots that attract bees and butterflies. They prefer sunny weather, but can also grow in shade and partial shade. Some of their nutrients also come from parasitizing nearby plants and attaching the roots to their roots.
Bellardia are a genus of just one species – Bellardia trixago. Their Latin name Bellardia is to commemorate the Italian botanist Carlo Antonio Lodovico Bellardi. Bellardia are hemiparasitic plants that are considered weeds in some areas of their introduction. These spring-flowering annual herbs prefer disturbed grasslands and roadsides.
Cistanche is a worldwide genus of holoparasitic desert plants in the family Orobanchaceae. They lack chlorophyll and obtain nutrients and water from the host plants whose roots they parasitize.
Although indian paintbrush (Castilleja) can photosynthesize, they also have the ability to take nutrients from other organisms. Featuring hundreds of different species, indian paintbrush have the same general features, with colorful bracts surrounding a less noticeable green flower. The genus' scientific name Castilleja derives from Domingo Castillejo, a Spanish botanist.
Eyebrights is a genus of about 450 species of herbaceous flowering plants in the family Orobanchaceae (formerly included in the Scrophulariaceae), with a cosmopolitan distribution. They are semi-parasitic on grasses and other plants. Flowers usually are borne terminally, are zygomorphic, and have a lower petal shaped like a lip. The most common flower colours are purple, blue-white, and violet. Some species have yellow markings on the lower petal to act as a guide to pollinating insects.
Lathraeais parasitic plants on the roots of other plants. The lathraea is a protocarnivorous plant. Most of the plant consists of a branched whitish underground stem closely covered with thick fleshy colourless leaves, which are bent over so as to hide the under surface; irregular cavities communicating with the exterior are formed in the thickness of the leaf. On the inner walls of these chambers are stalked hairs. Lathraea is a small genus of five to seven species, native to temperate Europe and Asia.
Rattles reward ornamental growth with showy columns of yellow flowers. Care must be taken though since these plants are 'hemiparasitic,' which means that they draw some of their nutrients from surrounding plants and cause them harm. Most species are native to Europe, although they can also be found in northern Asia and North America.
It was once believed that livestock who grazed on pedicularis would come down with lice. This lead to the common name lousewort being coined for many of its species. It can be found in Western North and South America, with the largest variety found in Eastern Asia (numbering in the hundreds). Pedicularis grows in aspen woods where animals such as deer and elk consume the flower heads.
Witchweeds is a genus of parasitic plants that occur naturally in parts of Africa, Asia, and Australia. They are characterized by bright-green stems and leaves and small, brightly colored and attractive flowers. They are obligate hemiparasites of roots and require a living host for germination and initial development, though they can then survive on their own.
Owl's-clovers are native to California and Western North America; this small genus contains just a handful of species of white- and yellow-flowering plants. They are 'hemiparasites,' meaning they take some of their nutrient needs by tapping into the roots of other plants using rootlike structures called 'haustoria.'
Lindenbergia is a genus of herbaceous plants in family Orobanchaceae. It contains 12 species found in Africa and Asia, and is most abundant in India.
Owl's-clover is a genus of flowering plants in the family Orobanchaceae. They are native to North America.
False Foxgloves are flowering plants usually found in association with oak forests. They are hemiparasitic, parasitizing the roots of various oak species, but still produce their own food through photosynthesis. In many areas, they are considered rare or endangered, threatened by habitat loss (and, consequently, host availability), deer overgrazing, and forest fires.
Conopholis are a small genus of parasitic plants. They are native to both North and Central America. Despite their common name of Cancer-root, they have not been proven to either cause or induce cancers. Some believe that their common name refers to the parasitic nature to the roots of Quercus plants.
Glandweed is a small genus of flowering plants in the broomrape family containing about four species.