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The Broomrape family consists of plants with figwort-like flowers that are parasitic on other plants, typically feeding off their root systems. The traditional family included only genera lacking chlorophyll, which are easy to recognize, since the vegetation isn't green. Taxonomists have expanded the family to include partially parasitic (hemiparasitic) genera, which were formerly included in the Figwort family. These plants have chlorophyll and produce their own energy through photosynthesis, so they are not wholly dependent on their host plants.
Key Words: Parasitic plants with Figwort-like flowers.
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Holoparasitic Genera (Plants without Chlorophyll)
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