Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


417

Herbaceous vine
Annual

Native & non-native

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

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LEAVES:
Stems twining, often yellowish-orange, leafless

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Whitish/ Creamy
Usually 5-merous
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 spp.   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cuscuta spp.   FAMILY Cuscutaceae

VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 158-01-000:
Cuscuta spp.   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Dodder, Love Vine


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image of Cuscuta spp., Dodder, Love Vine

JK Marlow    jkm080806_001

August    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Clusters of small, white or creamy bell-shaped flowers less than 0.25", per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Cuscuta spp., Dodder, Love Vine

JK Marlow    jkm140814_508

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Cuscuta spp., Dodder, Love Vine

JK Marlow    jkm0309f_08

September    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

Twining vines with yellow or orange stems parasitize a variety of plants, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.