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Orobanche minor - Sm.
                 
Common Name Lesser Broomrape, Hellroot
Family Orobanchaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Parasitic, mainly on Trifolium species and other herbaceous Legumes, mainly in southern and eastern Britain[17].
Range South and west Europe, including Britain, from Belgium south and east to N. Africa and W. Asia.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential Yes
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Orobanche minor Lesser Broomrape, Hellroot


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Orobanche minor Lesser Broomrape, Hellroot
   
Physical Characteristics
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Orobanche minor is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.5 m (1ft 8in). The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats
 Meadow;
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses
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Other Uses
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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Orobanche grayana 11
Orobanche ludovicianaBroom Rape, Louisiana broomrape, Manyflower broomrape11
Orobanche pinorumConifer broomrape11
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Orobanche unifloraOneflowered broomrape11
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Readers comment
 
Elizabeth H.
Mike Johnson (B.Eng & Hort Cert IV) Sat Jun 2 2007
Crowhurst, A. 1972 "The Weed Cookbook" Lancer Books, New York USA reports that O.minor stems, collected around (N hemisphere)June and boiled in a little salted water for 10 mins to be an asparagus substitute. I have this weed in my Canberra garden, apparently paritising an Acacia (do they always go for N fixing spp.?) but haven't tried eating as yet. Have to wait till our southern summer. Mike
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