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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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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.
Interaction effect between different levels of management through fertilizer and herbicide applications (F x H) failed to exert its significant effect on days to broomrape emergence and dry weed weight except broomrape dry weight.
Broomrape, found at Derwent Reservoir, near Edmundbyers Broomrape is a parasitic plant.
germplasms with quantitative resistance to race F of broomrape (caused by Orobanche cumana Wallr.
Broomrape, kudzu and giant hogweed also have made the State Weed Board's dubious roster.
sunflower growers have not been plagued by broomrape.
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.
The carbohydrate and water balance of beans (Vicia faba) attacked by broomrape (Orobanche crenata).
Passing through a grove of Mongolian oaks, we find a new, smaller iris and, to Natasha's delight, half-hidden among the ground cover, a broomrape, an unprepossessing parasitic plant with a short spike of brownish flowers.
The cliffs are also home to a rich array of rich wildlife including the Adonis blue butterfly, rare coastal plants such as oxtongue broomrape and sea carrot, and birds including skylark, the only colony of Kittiwakes in Kent and peregrine falcons.