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Weed Seed: Broomrape (Orobanche spp.)

Family

Orobanchaceae (Scrophulariaceae)

Distribution in Canada

O. hederae, O. ramosa and O. aegyptiaca are not found in Canada.

Common native species found in Canada are

Duration of life cycle

Annual or perennial

Seed/Fruit type

True seed

Seed identification features

Size

Shape

Surface texture

Colour

Other structures

Similar species

Witchweed (Striga spp.)

Photos

Photo - Ivy broomrape (Orobanche hederae) seed
Ivy broomrape (Orobanche hederae) seed

Similar species

Photo - Similar species: Witchweed (Striga asiatica) seed
Similar species: Witchweed (Striga asiatica) seed
Photo - Similar species: Witchweed (Striga asiatica) seeds
Similar species: Witchweed (Striga asiatica) seeds
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