Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 13 taxa in the family Cuscutaceae, Dodder family, as understood by PLANTS National Database.

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camera icon Common Name: Compact Dodder
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cuscuta compacta   FAMILY: Convolvulaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Cuscuta compacta var. compacta   FAMILY: Cuscutaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cuscuta compacta 158-01-002   FAMILY: Convolvulaceae

 

Look for it in wet habitats, on herbaceous and esp on woody hosts

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


drawing of Cuscuta coryli, Hazel Dodder need picture of leaf or frond of Cuscuta coryli, Hazel Dodder need picture of flower of Cuscuta coryli, Hazel Dodder need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Cuscuta coryli, Hazel Dodder need picture of fruit of Cuscuta coryli, Hazel Dodder
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Common Name: Hazel Dodder
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cuscuta coryli   FAMILY: Convolvulaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cuscuta coryli   FAMILY: Cuscutaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cuscuta corylii 158-01-003   FAMILY: Convolvulaceae

 

Look for it on a wide variety of woody and herbaceous hosts

Rare

Native to the Carolinas

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Five-angled Dodder
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cuscuta pentagona   FAMILY: Convolvulaceae
INCLUDING & INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Cuscuta pentagona var. pentagona   FAMILY: Cuscutaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cuscuta pentagona 158-01-004   FAMILY: Convolvulaceae

 

Look for it on a wide variety of hosts

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Field Dodder, Prairie Dodder, Golden Dodder
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Cuscuta campestris   FAMILY: Convolvulaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Cuscuta pentagona var. pentagona   FAMILY: Cuscutaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cuscuta campestris 158-01-005   FAMILY: Convolvulaceae

 

Look for it on roadsides, in fields, open disturbed areas, especially on herbaceous Fabaceae

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia - the original distribution unclear

 


drawing of Cuscuta cephalanthi, Buttonbush Dodder need picture of leaf or frond of Cuscuta cephalanthi, Buttonbush Dodder need picture of flower of Cuscuta cephalanthi, Buttonbush Dodder need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Cuscuta cephalanthi, Buttonbush Dodder need picture of fruit of Cuscuta cephalanthi, Buttonbush Dodder
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Common Name: Buttonbush Dodder
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cuscuta cephalanthi   FAMILY: Convolvulaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cuscuta cephalanthi   FAMILY: Cuscutaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC ERROR) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cuscuta cephalanthii 158-01-006   FAMILY: Convolvulaceae

 

Look for it primarily on woody hosts

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Appalachian Dodder, Beaked Dodder
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Cuscuta rostrata   FAMILY: Convolvulaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cuscuta rostrata   FAMILY: Cuscutaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cuscuta rostrata 158-01-007   FAMILY: Convolvulaceae

 

Look for it in high elevation hardwood forests and thickets, especially on Asteraceae (Rudbeckia, Solidago, Symphyotrichum, Eurybia)

Common (rare in GA), endemic to the Southern Appalachians

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Dodder
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cuscuta gronovii   FAMILY: Convolvulaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Cuscuta gronovii var. gronovii   FAMILY: Cuscutaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cuscuta gronovii 158-01-008   FAMILY: Convolvulaceae

 

Look for it on a very wide variety of herbaceous and woody plants

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Harper's Dodder
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cuscuta harperi   FAMILY: Convolvulaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cuscuta harperi   FAMILY: Cuscutaceae

 

Look for it on outcrops of granite (Piedmont) and Altamaha grit (Coastal Plain), typically on plants such as Liatris microcephala, Bigelowia nuttallii, Hypericum gentianoides, and Croton willdenowii

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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Common Name: Bigseed Alfalfa Dodder
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cuscuta indecora   FAMILY: Convolvulaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Cuscuta indecora +   FAMILY: Cuscutaceae

 

Look for it in salt marshes (on Iva frutescens), roadsides, disturbed areas

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Glandular Dodder
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cuscuta obtusiflora var. glandulosa   FAMILY: Convolvulaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cuscuta obtusiflora var. glandulosa   FAMILY: Cuscutaceae

 

Look for it on herbs in calcareous glades and other habitats

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


drawing of Cuscuta polygonorum, Smartweed Dodder need picture of leaf or frond of Cuscuta polygonorum, Smartweed Dodder need picture of flower of Cuscuta polygonorum, Smartweed Dodder need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Cuscuta polygonorum, Smartweed Dodder need picture of fruit of Cuscuta polygonorum, Smartweed Dodder
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Common Name: Smartweed Dodder
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cuscuta polygonorum   FAMILY: Convolvulaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cuscuta polygonorum   FAMILY: Cuscutaceae

 

Look for it on Polygonum and other hosts

Native

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Japanese Dodder
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Cuscuta japonica   FAMILY: Convolvulaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cuscuta japonica   FAMILY: Cuscutaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, especially on Fabaceae and woody plants

Rare

Non-native: east Asia

 


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Common Name: Fringed Dodder
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cuscuta suaveolens   FAMILY: Convolvulaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cuscuta suaveolens   FAMILY: Cuscutaceae

 

Look for it in scattered sites in eastern North America, including AL, MD, and OH

Non-native

 


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