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Orobanche uniflora - L.

Common Name Oneflowered broomrape
Family Orobanchaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Open moist or dry places, or in dry woods, from lowland to low elevations[60], where it is parasitic on the roots of various herbs[235].
Range N. America - Newfoundland to Ontario, South Carolina and Texas.
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Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Orobanche uniflora Oneflowered broomrape


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Orobanche uniflora is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft). The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Shady Edge;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves  Root
Edible Uses:

The whole plant is edible raw or cooked[172].

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Medicinal Uses

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Laxative  Sedative

The plant is laxative and sedative[172].

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in many parts of this country. It requires a well-drained soil and should succeed in sun or shade. A fully parasitic plant lacking in chlorophyll, it is entirely dependant upon its host plant for obtaining nutrient[200]. It is mainly parasitic on Sedum species and members of the families Compositae and Saxifragaceae in the wild[60]. A polymorphic species[60].

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Propagation

Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in a greenhouse in a pot containing a host plant. The seed is probably best sown as soon as it is ripe if this is possible. It might also be possible to sow the seed in situ around a host plant.

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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