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All information gathered first-hand, since 1995

Flowers. Feb-Aug

Flower. he flowers are stalkless along the stem, 20-30 mm long, with the petals opening to an upper and lower lip. The lips are creamy-white and ruffled, with thin lilac veins inside.

Leaves. Scale-like leaves, 25 mm long, growing tightly against the base of the stem are the same reddish-brown color as the rest of the plant.

Habitat. Fields and gardens, often growing with their related parasitized plants, such as the pea family for Orobanche crenata.