OROBANCHACEAE,  Broom-rape Family

Low, somewhat fleshy. nongreen herbs parasitic on roots; leaves alternate, scalelikc; flowers hypogynous, perfect, in spikes or racemes or solitary; calyx with 2-5 lobes or teeth; corolla of 4 or 5 united petals, 2-lipped; stamens 4, on corolla tube; carpels 2, united; style 1, slender; ovary l-Ioculed, with 2 or 4 parietal placentae; Capsule many-seeded.