Orobanche minor var. flava

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Orobanche minor var. flava. Photo: Howard Matcham

This morning, as most mornings, I walked Barney around the clover fields at Goodwood. As it was quite hot at 6am Barney took a short cut over rather than around the field: I estimate 20,000+ Orobanche minor which are marginally more than last year, however this is the first occurrence as far as I am aware of the var. flava. Taking Barney home I returned and systematically walked the field and counted seven var. flava.

Picture of Orobanche minor
Abundant Orobanche minor. Photo: Howard Matcham