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Hemp Broomrape


Kent Metzer

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    Kent Metzer
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Native Growing Area

Scientific Name: Orobanche ramosa

Common Names: Hemp Broomrape, Branched Broomrape


Invasive, parasitic plant, dangerous to Texas agriculture and wildflowers. Plant attaches to host and can be annual, biennial or perennial depending on host. Seeds spread by water, wind, and agricultural equipment.

Bloom Color(s): blue

Foliage Color(s): Green

Duration: Annual

Plant Family: Orobanchaceae

Growth Habit: Forb/herb

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