Saturday, August 20, 2005

Botany and the living dead


Continueing the theme we get on to Broomrape, you may have seen this plant and dismissed is a dead flower. It does in fact look dead at first glance. But really this is how it's supposed to look it's the living dead. It's unusual, as is the theme for this set of photos, in that it is a parasite and sucks it's life from the roots of the Knapweed plant (in this instance). Other varieties grow on other species. It's the Vampire/Zombie of the plant world.

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