Orobanche lavandulacea

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As evening came, I walked down a road with a patch of Bituminaria bituminosa at the side of it and there in the middle was a dark blue Orobanche. Consulting the books, this plant can parasitise a number of herbs but Bituminaria bituminosa (Pitch Trefoil) a common roadside plant in these parts, is the usual host as it was here.

Roadside near Ano Stallos, Crete 6th April 2007

Added on 12th June 2007, updated 23rd January 2011, updated 7th July 2014

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