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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 19.4 April 2008

Identification: Broomrapes of the British Isles

By - Fred Rumsey

Broomrapes are probably our most obvious and regularly encountered wholly parasitic (holoparasitic) plants. The British Isles are close to their northernmost extremes of range, and we therefore, not surprisingly, have relatively few species, most of which are rare and vulnerable. 

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist