broomrape family

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Related to broomrape family: Orobanche, Ivy Broomrape
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Noun1.broomrape family - brown or yellow leafless herbs; sometimes placed in the order Scrophulariales
dicot family, magnoliopsid family - family of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
order Polemoniales, Polemoniales - Polemoniaceae; Solanaceae; Boraginaceae; Labiatae; Lentibulariaceae; Pedaliaceae; in some classifications includes the order Scrophulariales
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Beechdrops, squawroot and one-flowered broomrape are members of the broomrape family, a cosmopolitan group of plants which in some parts of the world are serious agricultural pests, parasitizing important food crops.
San Clemente Island lotus is a low growing, sprawling subshrub in the pea family, while the San Clemente Island paintbrush is an erect, hemiparasitic perennial in the broomrape family. Both plants are unique to San Clemente Island, occurring nowhere else in nature.