Orobanche minorCommon name: Lesser Broomrape

Meaning of name: Orobanche is from the Greek words orobos, meaning vetch, and agcho, meaning to strangle. Minor is a Latin word meaning smaller.

Distribution: Widespread throughout the southwest of Western Australia.

Remarks: A parasitic herb up to 50 centimetres tall. The purplish flowers are produced from August to November. Native to Europe.

References: References: Western Weeds, A Guide to the Weeds of Western Australia. BMJ Hussey, GJ Keighery, J Dodd, SG Lloyd, RD Cousens. 1997.                                                                Western Australian Plant Names and their Meanings, a Glossary. FA Sharp. 1996.                                                                                            Flora of the Perth Region. NG Marchant, JR Wheeler, BL Rye, EM Bennett, NS Lander, TD Macfarlane. 1987.