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Dodder

Cuscuta sp

Description:

Orange tendrils covering other plants

Habitat:

Rocky soil

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C.Sydes
C.Sydes 10 years ago
Dodder
Cuscuta sp


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2 Comments

Jason
Jason 10 years ago

Thanks C. Sydes!

C.Sydes
C.Sydes 10 years ago

These golden threads are a parasitic plant that is devoid of chlorophyll and hence is not green. It has haustoria - like short stubby 'roots' that penetrate the flesh of the host plant and this is how the parasite acquires the nutrients it needs. The small yellow balls are the fruits of the parasite

Jason
Spotted by
Jason

Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Spotted on Apr 28, 2012
Submitted on Apr 28, 2012

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