Flora of Northern Ireland
Orobanche hederae
© Robert Northridge
Orobanche hederae
© Robert Northridge
Orobanche hederae
(Map updated: March 2008)
 

Broomrapes (of which the Red Broomrape is the commonest in Northern Ireland) are all parasitic plants, attaching themselves to the roots of a host species, in this case, the roots of ivy.

Although ivy is a very common and widespread species, this parasite is rare, and almost confined to County Fermanagh (one recently discovered site on the Antrim Coast).

All names: Orobanche hederae Duby