Comments On - Poppies and ... Huh?

Annie, Houston, TX
Posted: 1/16/2013 6:55:29 AM
wow I am not sure I have not seen it before
Kristin, upper sandusky, OH
Posted: 11/19/2010 9:34:28 PM
Hello Readers,

Judy- A very good guess! This plant does look a whole lot like a bird's nest orchid.

Rob- Another excellent guess! This plant is indeed in the same family; the Orobanchacae.

Glenn- A great answer! This plant is indeed in the genus Orobanche, and is a parasitic broom-rape.

I've since looked up the name again, and it is Orobanche flavus, known also as the Butterbur Broomrape.

So, what prizes would you all like? I'd be happy to mail a packet or two of some Italian seed, or I could send some poppy seed as soon as it matures in July.

Send an email to uf@bowtieinc.com (put "Rick Gush Blog Contest" in the subject line) to let me know what might tickle your fancy, and be sure to send me a mailing adress.

Thanks for playing!
Rick, Liguria, Italy, AL
Posted: 6/11/2010 12:11:57 PM
I think it may be a bird's nest orchid
Judy, Mountain Lakes, NJ
Posted: 6/10/2010 7:08:26 AM
Looks like squawroot to me . . . though not exactly like the ones I've seen.
Rob, Oak Park, IL
Posted: 6/10/2010 7:05:58 AM
I'm fairly certain it's a variety of Broomrape (Orobanche).
Glenn, Vancouver, WA
Posted: 6/10/2010 6:58:26 AM
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