OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (6/30/18):
Cuscuta rostrata   FAMILY Convolvulaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cuscuta rostrata   FAMILY Cuscutaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 158-01-007:
Cuscuta rostrata   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Cuscuta rostrata

 

COMMON NAME:
Appalachian Dodder, Beaked Dodder


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image of Cuscuta rostrata, Appalachian Dodder, Beaked Dodder

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_curo_001_lvd

        

image of Cuscuta rostrata, Appalachian Dodder, Beaked Dodder

Tim Spira    tps_crostrata2

June        

Stems coarse. Flowers in compact clusters, pedicels shorter than the flowers, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Cuscuta rostrata, Appalachian Dodder, Beaked Dodder

JK Marlow    jkm060723_132

July    Transylvania County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Cuscuta rostrata, Appalachian Dodder, Beaked Dodder

JK Marlow    jkm060723_135

July    Transylvania County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

All Cuscuta species are leafless, annual parasitic herbs, per Key to the Dodders (Cuscuta, Convolvulaceae) of Alabama and Adjacent States (Spaulding, 2013).

image of Cuscuta rostrata, Appalachian Dodder, Beaked Dodder

JK Marlow    jkm060723_138

July    Transylvania County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

One of the few species in the Southeast with very fragrant flowers, per Key to the Dodders (Cuscuta, Convolvulaceae) of Alabama and Adjacent States (Spaulding, 2013).

image of Cuscuta rostrata, Appalachian Dodder, Beaked Dodder

Samantha Tessel    sam_2772

August    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

image of Cuscuta rostrata, Appalachian Dodder, Beaked Dodder

JK Marlow    jkm190914_1476

September    Swain County    NC

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Ovary with a long, beak-like projection at the top; corolla 4-6mm long & wide, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Cuscuta rostrata, Appalachian Dodder, Beaked Dodder

JK Marlow    jkm190914_1480

September    Swain County    NC

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Found especially on Asteraceae (Rudbeckia, Solidago, Symphyotrichum, Eurybia), per Weakley's Flora.

 

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) 158-01-007:
Cuscuta rostrata   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Cuscuta rostrata

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3072

Herbaceous vine
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: High elevation hardwood forests and thickets, especially on Asteraceae (Rudbeckia, Solidago, Symphyotrichum, Eurybia), per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Stems twining, often yellowish-orange, leafless

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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