OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Cuscuta campestris   FAMILY Convolvulaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cuscuta pentagona var. pentagona   FAMILY Cuscutaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 158-01-005:
Cuscuta campestris   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Cuscuta pentagona

 

COMMON NAME:
Field Dodder, Prairie Dodder, Golden Dodder


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image of Cuscuta campestris, Field Dodder, Prairie Dodder, Golden Dodder

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_cuar2_001_lvd

        

image of Cuscuta campestris, Field Dodder, Prairie Dodder, Golden Dodder

JK Marlow    jkm181028_5395

October    McCormick County    SC

Parks Mill

Larger flowers than C. pentagona & w/o prominent angles at calyx lobe base, per Key to the Dodders (Cuscuta, Convolvulaceae) of Alabama and Adjacent States (Spaulding, 2013).

image of Cuscuta campestris, Field Dodder, Prairie Dodder, Golden Dodder

JK Marlow    jkm181028_5399

October    McCormick County    SC

Parks Mill

Capsule depressed-globose, 2.5-3.5mm broad, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Cuscuta campestris, Field Dodder, Prairie Dodder, Golden Dodder

JK Marlow    jkm181028_5402

October    McCormick County    SC

Parks Mill

Commonly parasitic on non-woody legumes (esp Lespedeza) also other herbs, per Key to the Dodders (Cuscuta, Convolvulaceae) of Alabama and Adjacent States (Spaulding, 2013).

 

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

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cuscuta pentagona var. pentagona   FAMILY Cuscutaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 158-01-005:
Cuscuta campestris   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Cuscuta pentagona

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

4286

Herbaceous vine
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia - the original distribution unclear

Habitat: Roadsides, fields, open disturbed areas, especially (but not only) on herbaceous Fabaceae, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Stems twining, often yellowish-orange, leafless

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Whitish/ Creamy
5-merous
Campanulate corolla
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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