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The Ivy Broomrape Wildflower (Orobanche hederaeer) is of the family Orobanchaceae which is in the genus Orobanche. It is a parasite of Common Ivy (Hedera helix) and is attached to the hosts root system. This uncommon wild plant does not have any chlorophyll of its own so is totally dependent on the host species for survival.
Patrick J. O'Keeffe / Raw Birds