Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3691

Herbaceous vine
Annual

Native
Documented growing wild in - - -

Look for it on Polygonum and other hosts, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Leafless, twining, often yellowish-orange stems

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Whitish/ Creamy
Usually 4-merous
4-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 polygonorum   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cuscuta polygonorum   FAMILY Cuscutaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Smartweed Dodder