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Dodder flowers

Cuscuta sp.

Description:

Dodder flowers spotted along the boardwalk that goes through the central wetland area at Huntley Meadows Park. "Cuscuta (Dodder) is a genus of about 100-170 species of yellow, *orange* or red (rarely green) parasitic plants. ... It has very low levels of chlorophyll; some species ... can photosynthesize slightly, while others ... are entirely dependent on the host plants for nutrition. Dodder flowers range in color from *white* to pink to yellow to cream. Some flower in the early summer, others *later*, depending on the species." Source Credit: Wikipedia

Habitat:

Huntley Meadows Park, a 1,425 acre wetland area in Fairfax County, Virginia USA. Related Resource: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/huntl...

Notes:

Copyright © 2012 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved. www.wsanford.com

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Virginia, USA

Spotted on Aug 21, 2012
Submitted on Aug 28, 2012

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