Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Herbaceous vine
Annual

Non-native: east Asia
Documented growing wild in - - SC

Rare

Look for it in disturbed areas, especially on Fabaceae and woody plants, per Weakley's Flora

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INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

SC Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2014
SC List of Regulated Pest Plant Species, 2017

 

full sun

LEAVES:
Leafless, twining, often yellowish-orange stems

FLOWER:
Summer
Whitish/ Creamy
Flowers are almost sessile.
Usually 5-merous
Campanulate corolla
Superior ovary
Flowers widely spaced in a spikelike inflorescence

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Cuscuta japonica   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cuscuta japonica   FAMILY Cuscutaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Monogynella japonica

 

COMMON NAME:
Japanese Dodder