OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (11/30/12):
Cuscuta gronovii   FAMILY Convolvulaceae   Go to FSUS key


INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cuscuta gronovii var. gronovii   FAMILY Cuscutaceae

INCLUDING Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Cuscuta gronovii var. latiflora

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 158-01-008:
Cuscuta gronovii   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Dodder


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image of Cuscuta gronovii, Common Dodder

JK Marlow    jkm140809_419

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Cuscuta gronovii, Common Dodder

JK Marlow    jkm140809_421

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Cuscuta gronovii, Common Dodder

JK Marlow    jkm140809_424

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Cuscuta gronovii, Common Dodder

JK Marlow    jkm140809_427

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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 gronovii, Common Dodder

JK Marlow    jkm140823_063

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Cuscuta gronovii, Common Dodder

JK Marlow    jkm140823_065

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Cuscuta gronovii, Common Dodder

JK Marlow    jkm140823_070

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Flowers not subtended by bracts (or occ. 1 bract). Sepals ~ united basally, per Key to the Dodders (Cuscuta, Convolvulaceae) of Alabama and Adjacent States (Spaulding, 2013).

image of Cuscuta gronovii, Common Dodder

JK Marlow    jkm140823_073

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Cuscuta gronovii, Common Dodder

JK Marlow    jkm140823_078

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Flowers pedicellate, corolla lobes more than 1mm long and mostly obtuse, per Key to the Dodders (Cuscuta, Convolvulaceae) of Alabama and Adjacent States (Spaulding, 2013).

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (11/30/12):
Cuscuta gronovii   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cuscuta gronovii var. gronovii   FAMILY Cuscutaceae

INCLUDING Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Cuscuta gronovii var. latiflora

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 158-01-008:
Cuscuta gronovii   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

 

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415

Herbaceous vine
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: Stream banks, bottomland forests, bogs, marshes, swamps, wet fields, wet disturbed areas, on a very wide variety of herbaceous and woody plants, 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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