Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3072

Herbaceous vine
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

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

Look for it in high elevation hardwood forests and thickets, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Leafless, twining, often yellowish-orange stems

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Whitish/ Creamy
5-merous
5-lobed campanulate corolla
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Solanales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Cuscuta rostrata   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cuscuta rostrata   FAMILY Cuscutaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 158-01-007:
Cuscuta rostrata   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Appalachian Dodder, Beaked Dodder