Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4286

Herbaceous vine
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia - the original distribution unclear
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it on roadsides, in fields, open disturbed areas, especially on herbaceous Fabaceae, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun

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

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

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cuscuta pentagona var. pentagona   FAMILY Cuscutaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 158-01-005:
Cuscuta campestris   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

LESS THAN 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

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

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

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).