Photographs: Burren, Co.Clare
Dense clusters of very small pinkish-white flowers, 5-petalled with stamens projecting. Mass of twining red stems, leaves reduced to tiny scales. No green chlorophyll produced, parasitic on heather, gorse, birds-foot-trefoil, clovers.
Sparse coastal distribution on heaths, grassland, dunes. Declining.
Below centre: Yellow-coloured variant.
Photographs above: August 2007 The Burren, Co.Clare.