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The distribution and naturalisation of Lathraea clandestina L. (Orobanchaceae) in the British Isles

  title={The distribution and naturalisation of Lathraea clandestina L. (Orobanchaceae) in the British Isles},
  author={Mark D. Atkinson},
Lathraea ciandestina L. , the Purple Toothwort, is a native of Belgium, France, the Pyrenees and Italy. It contains no chlorophyll and is parasitic on the roots of many tree species , usually willows and poplars. It was introduced into Great Britain in the late 19th century. Since then it has been extensively planted and has become naturalised in many places. Its seeds are explosively ejected over large distances , and the plant often spreads far from planted colonies , particularly along… Expand

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