Ivy Broomrape, Isle of Portland, Dorset
Purple-veined flowers with crisped lobes
Purple stem, calyx, yellow partially-joined stigma
Calyx, stigma and glands
June to July
The plant shown here was flowering on June 1, so presumably
first appeared in May.
It is found mainly in the South and West, and is thinly scattered
For a map see the National Biodiversity Network Gateway
It is found on Ivy and mainly near the coast in open rocky
woodland, quarries, hedge banks and on sea cliffs.
Ivy Broomrape is a native, annual or perennial parasite, which
grows up to 60cm on the roots of Ivy.
The flowers are in a spike and individual flowers are cream,
veined with purple.and up to 2cm.
The ends of the lobes on the flowers are slightly crisped.
The stigma is partially joined and yellow.
The calyx is purple, glandular and about the same length as
the corolla tube.
The stem is purple and glandular with a few scales.
© Copyright 2004-2017 - CMS Made Simple
This site is powered by CMS Made Simple version 1.11.9