Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3478

Herbaceous vine
Annual

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

Common

Look for it in wet habitats, on herbaceous and esp on woody hosts, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Leafless, twining, often yellowish-orange stems

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Whitish/ Creamy/ Greenish
Flowers are sessile.
Usually 5-merous
5-lobed campanulate corolla (usually)
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 compacta   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cuscuta compacta var. compacta   FAMILY Cuscutaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 158-01-002:
Cuscuta compacta   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS National Database
Cuscuta compacta var. efimbriata

 

COMMON NAME:
Compact Dodder