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Bean broomrape on broad bean crop. Bean broomrape (Orobanche crenata, tall) growing on broad bean (Vicia faba) plants in a field. Bean broomrape is a parasite of the broad bean. It gets its carbohydrates, water and minerals the host plants, depriving and ultimately killing them. Photographed on Chios, Greek Islands.
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