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broomrape

Chinese medicine
An annual parasitic herb, the fleshy stem of which has been used as an emollient, laxative and tonic, as well as for constipation, impotence and infertility. Some regard it as an aphrodisiac.
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Thirty chickpea lines were used to be screened through two winter seasons under two types of soil spots, the first is naturally infested with broomrape and the other is broomrape free soil.
Broomrape, Orobanche cumana, is a parasitic plant with no capacity for making chlorophyll on its own.
But they were thrown into disarray when they discovered a colony of rare broomrape thistles - which are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act - running alongside the road in Hook Moor, near Leeds.
Effect of soil solarization, a nonchemical method on the control of egyptian broomrape and yield improvement in greenhouse grown cucumber.
Populations of aphids were found on the subterranean parts, and feeding on spikes of two broomrape plants, Orobanche foetida, attached to faba bean (Vicia faba L.
But as the days shorten it was warming to read of Margaret's flora records for Liverpool city centre this year - bee orchid on Leeds Street, common broomrape at the junction of Christian Street and Hunter Street, bittersweet and common centaury on Bixteth Street/Pall Mall car park.