Orobanche L.


2 or 3 species in Aust. (1 native, 1 or 2 naturalized); all states and territories except NT

*Orobanche minor Sm.

Erect, parasitic herb without chlorophyll, up to 50 cm high. Leaves pale, ovate, up to 15 mm long. Sepals 2-fid; the lobes linear. Corolla white to bluish, 9–18 mm long, covered with glandular hairs. Stamens 4, didynamous. Fruit a 1-locular capsule up to 8 mm long. Widespread. Weed of cultivation and waste places; parasitic on garden and pasture plants. Introd. from Europe. Fl. chiefly spring