Bellardia viscosa

Synon. Parentucellia viscosa

Sticky bartsia                                                                                Παρεντουκελλιά

Orobanchaceae - broom-rape family                                                                 Dicot.


A common weed of the Mediterranean, Bellardia viscosa is considered to be hemi-parasitic, obtaining nutrition from the roots of other plants. The bright yellow, tubular flowers are arranged in crowded spikes , amongst the green leaves of the upright stems. The whole plant is covered in hairs, which produce a sticky fluid: this gives rise to both the  and the scientific names of the plant.

20-40cm,W                                    JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
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