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Dodder Family
1 species
Common Dodder
Genus: Cuscuta
Species: Gronovii
Kingdom: Plantae
Perennial - also known as Love Vine, Swamp Dodder,
Scaldweed - many similar species -
parasitic plant that
lacks
chlorophyll to produce its own food and has to attach
to host plant to extract nutrients - loses roots once it
attaches to a host plant - some sources place Dodder in
the
Morning Glory family (Convolvulaceae) - native to North
America
Order: Solanales
Family: Cuscutaceae? (Dodder family)
Class: Magnoliopsida
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Common Dodder parasitizing Canada Goldenrod - flower approx. 3 mm - no leaves - vine to > 2 m - Rouge Park - August 2012
Common Dodder parasitizing Canada Goldenrod - flower approx. 3 mm - no leaves - vine to > 2 m - Rouge Park - August 2012
Common Dodder parasitizing Canada Goldenrod - flower approx. 3 mm - no leaves - vine to > 2 m - Rouge Park - August 2012
Common Dodder - flower approx. 3 mm - no leaves - vine to > 2 m - Rouge Park - August 2015