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Plant Form: Annual small parasitic herbs.
Size: Up to 30 cm tall.
Stem: Cream to yellow or brown with fine hairs, only flowering stem above ground.
Flowers: Pale blue to violet, trumpet shaped, 1-2 cm long.
Fruit and Seeds: Dull yellowish brown, single capsule containing hundreds of tiny seeds.
Habitat: No habitat preference, based on host plants.
Distinguishing Features: Very distinct colour due to the lack of chlorophyll. Introduced species can be distinguished from native species by host plants. Native Broomrapes (Orobanche species) prey on native plants only.