Posted: 08/06/2012 at 09:01
My goodness, keep it. Iys host plant may be some metres away. The "bulb" you found is a pseudo root. Broomrapes do not have any green parts or true roots but have lovely, orchid like flowers, a stem and seeds. Look out for clover, or perhaps ivy nearby and do your research to find out which broomrape it is. There are many pictures on the net. Orobanches are fascinating and take years to grow so you are very lucky. Just put a few stones round it to stop anyone stepping on it or pulling it up and you should have a colony which will make you gaso with their beauty late spring and summer.