Orobanche hederae - Ivy Broomrape
Nationally Scarce, Ivy Broomrape is rare, but can be locally frequent being found on low-growing Ivy (Hedera helix ssp. hibernica) on cliffs around the coast. It can also be found on Ivy-covered hedges and walls and can persist at the same site year after year. It is very rare on the Isles of Scilly. Sites include Lelant churchyard (SW53N, 1998, C.N.French), Phillack Towans (SW53U, 1994, D.T.Holyoak), Portreath (SW64M, 1994, C.N.French), Holywell (SW75U, 1995, H.M.Meredith), East Pentire (SW76V, 1997, H.M.Meredith), Barrowfields (SW86B, 1997, H.M.Meredith), Camel's Cove (SW93J, 1995, R.J.Murphy) near Rock (SW97H, 1993, M.Atkinson) and Lantic Bay (SX15K, 1998, I.J.Bennallick).
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French, C.N., Murphy, R.J. & Atkinson, M. 1999. Flora of Cornwall. Wheal Seton Press, Camborne.