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.