Broomrape family

FORM parasitic herbs Parasitic herbs.

Genera      10       

Species 170 in our area  9 (Gray);  7 (B&B)43

Distribution mainly warm temperate Old World

Flowers Perfect, dense terminal spikes bilaterally symmetrical, and corolla often 5-lobed, 4 stamens often curved or two lipped.

#Parts   Calyx 5 lobed often curved and two lipped, 4 stamens in two pairs.

Symmetry bilateral

Leaves alternate scale leaves at base