Lathraea clandestina

[sketchfab id=”73a071097d2b450a85d74366518f3a0e” start=”0″ spin=”” controls=”0″] Lathraea clandestina or purple toothwort is a parasitic plant that lives on the roots of willows, aspen, alders and hazel in Europe. They completely lack chlorophyll. Although parasitic, they don’t do the host much harm.

Here a single flower:

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In spring they flower from the root with these amazing flowers that form clumps.

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