Vol 70, No 3 (2017)

Cover Page

On the cover An unusual plant – Orobanche caryophyllacea Sm. (Orobanchaceae). In Poland, the species is protected and mainly occurs in thermophilous habitats. Plant species from the genus Orobanche have no chlorophyll and parasitize various plant species. In heavily infested areas, Orobanche species can cause total crop failure. However, during flowering, Orobanche species guide pollinators with floral scent and attract with abundant nectar.

[Author: Aneta Sulborska]