Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

Orobanche lucorum (Orobanchaceae) in Poland.

Abstract

Orobanche lucorum A. Braun is an endemic species of eastern Alps, where its host is Berberis vulgaris. It was introduced into many European botanical gardens as an ornamental or interesting plant and become naturalized. In Poland, the first time it was reported form Botanical Garden in Warsaw in 2005. The second stand was found in Botanical Garden in Wrocław in 2006. Both populations are stable, produce viable seeds and increase number of flowering stems. The species parasites Berberis vulgaris and its ornamental hybrids, e.g., B. xottawensis (Wrocław), and B. candidula (Warszawa).