Tag Archives: Parasitic plants

Coming out of the woodwork ….

Purple Toothwort (Lathraea clandestina) is like something conjured from a science fiction film, but it is real and it is breaking out of the ground right now. Just look at the clusters of little hooded figures with their sinister overhanging … Continue reading

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A Life of Dependency: A surprise encounter with a parasitic plant

On yet another recent dog walk (great things for discovering stuff about wildlife and nature) and buoyed up after discovering some spotted orchids in the fields across the back, we stumbled on a strange looking plant in a meadow. It … Continue reading

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