What is the plant
It is a species of broomrape known by the common names hemp broomrape and branched broomrape.
The plant produces many slender, erect stems from a thick root. The yellowish stems grow 10 to 60 centimeters tall and are coated in glandular hairs. The broomrape is parasitic on other plants, draining nutrients from their roots, and it lacks leaves and chlorophyll. The inflorescence bears several flowers, each in a yellowish calyx of sepals and with a tubular white and blue to purple corolla.
How to get rid of:
Weeds can be removed manually by uprooting or cutting them close to the ground from time to time.
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