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Broom-rape Family
Slender Gerardia
Order: Lamiales
Family: Orobanchaceae (Broom-rape family)
Genus: Agalinis (formerly Gerardia)
Species: Tenuifolia
Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Annual - also known as Slenderleaf False Foxglove -
similar to Purple Gerardia (Purple False Foxglove - A.
purpurea or fasciculata) - formerly in the
Figwort family
(Scrophulariaceae) - Broom-rape refers to
parasitism of
various species on certain members of the
Pea family
known as brooms - native to eastern North America
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
2 species
Updated Oct 14 2010
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Beech Drops
Order: Lamiales
Family: Orobanchaceae (Broom-rape family)
Genus: Epifagus
Species: Virginiana (also Americana)
Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Annual - also spelled Beechdrops or Beech-drops - lacking
chlorophyll, Beech Drops survive in a parasitic relationship
with the roots of
Beech trees - native to eastern North
America
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Updated Dec 24 2013
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Slender Gerardia - flower 1 to 1.5 cm - leaves 5 to 8 cm - height to 50 cm - Leslie Spit - August 2009
Beech Drops - flower approx. 1 cm - height to 45 cm - West Don Valley (Sunnybrook Park) - September 2013