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Apr 15, 2018 2:31 PM CST
Virginia
I think this is in the genus orobanche, but I cannot figure out the species. Can anyone help? I don't know any of the other plants around that it might be feeding off of.
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Apr 15, 2018 4:20 PM CST
Perthshire. SCOTLAND. UK
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Orobanche...Broom rape does not have leaves.
I believe this is Obolaria virginica.

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"Obolaria virginica, commonly known as Virginia pennywort, is a species of flowering plant in the gentian family. It is monotypic, with no other species in the genus Obolaria.
It is native to the eastern United States,where it is found in nutrient-rich forests. It is believed to be mycoheterotrophic, getting much of its nutrients though a symbiotic relationship with fungi,"

Interesting plant!
https://www.google.co.uk/searc...
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Apr 15, 2018 5:51 PM CST
Virginia
Silversurfer said:Orobanche...Broom rape does not have leaves.
I believe this is Obolaria virginica.

Quote wiki....
"Obolaria virginica, commonly known as Virginia pennywort, is a species of flowering plant in the gentian family. It is monotypic, with no other species in the genus Obolaria.
It is native to the eastern United States,where it is found in nutrient-rich forests. It is believed to be mycoheterotrophic, getting much of its nutrients though a symbiotic relationship with fungi,"

Interesting plant!
https://www.google.co.uk/searc...


Thanks! It seemed so reduced I mistook it for a parasite.
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