Y’all know I love my weird plants…here’s another hemi-parasitic species in the same family as broomrape and squaw root(Orobanchaceae). I love showing people these parasitic plants because 1) they’re always so shocked that such a thing exists and 2) they’ve usually never noticed them before, even though they are actually common!
I found this population in a botanic garden and I showed the people who tend the garden and they’d never seen them before! The next time I went back, they’d been mown haha.
In other parasite news, the Nomad bee I posted yesterday has been identified to Nomada flava!