Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3614

Herbaceous vine
Annual

Native to Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare

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, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Leafless, twining, often yellowish-orange stems

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Whitish/ Creamy
4-merous
Calyx conspicuously 4-angled
4-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 harperi   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cuscuta harperi   FAMILY Cuscutaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Harper's Dodder