Amethyst broomrape

Orobanche amethystea

It is a parasitic plant of the family Orobanchaceae.
Amethyst broomrape - Orobanche amethystea Zoete Waters, Oud Heverlee, Belgium (May, 2014).
It belongs to the Orobanchaceae family of non-photosynthetic plants that parasitize other autotrophic plants. 
Habitat: Area of lakes, in their borders.     Amethyst broomrape,Belgium,Geotagged,Orobanche amethystea,Spring

Appearance

20-50 cm plant, hairy-glandulous
- purplish-red stem, not or barely swollen at the base
- 2-3 cm scales
- 15-22 mm flowers, erect-spreading then spreading, in a dense acuminate and hairy spike
- bracts protruding from the flowers
- narrow sepals, weakly veined, equaling the tube of the corolla
- the latter whitish washed and veined with lilac, glabrescent, with a tube abruptly bent towards the lower third then spreading out, with a bilobed upper lip, the lower with slightly unequal non-ciliated lobes
- filaments inserted at 3-4 mm, puberulous at the base, glabrous above
- reddish stigma. Varies with wide multi-veined sepals, regularly arcuate corolla not lilaceous.
Flowering June-July.

Distribution

It occurs throughout the southern Mediterranean region, Western Europe, and into parts of Central Europe.

References:

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https://www.first-nature.com/flowers/orobanche-amethystea.php
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orobanche_amethystea
https://identify.plantnet.org/the-plant-list/species/Orobanche%20amethystea%20Thuill./data
https://www.tela-botanica.org/bdtfx-nn-46602-synthese
Taxonomy
KingdomPlantae
DivisionAngiosperms
ClassEudicots
OrderLamiales
FamilyOrobanchaceae
GenusOrobanche
SpeciesOrobanche amethystea
Photographed in
Belgium