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That Devil's Claw is quite a plant. I'd be interested in having a look at the seeds if you manage to find some ripe pods.
@ Scott ,i thought that this might interest you.http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/642...I am quite curious to open this seed pod . Because inside the seed pod are seeds which are skull shaped! just compliments the name of the plant!
Well, it wouldn't hurt to look around for flowers, or whatever fruit/seed structures dodder puts out. I don't think I've ever noticed fruits of any sort. Could be interesting.
Thanks for your help in ID-ing Jewelweed as the host plant in my Dodder spotting, Scott! I updated my spotting accordingly, and added a reference to your beautiful photo of Dodder flowers. I see you spotted the flowers in early October -- do you think the Dodder in my area could be still in bloom?
Great shot of the flowers! I'll have to pay more attention to large areas of jewelweed now! :)
Nice spotting! I have never seen the flowers before... very cool!
I'm pretty sure that's jewelweed, Impatiens capensis, in your photo. Many of the stems of the plants in the thicket I photographed were orange, but there were plenty of greenish ones. Around here Impatiens seems to be a major host for dodder.
Colour is not such a dependable characteristic for id of Cuscuta species. The same species can come in many colours. Nice shot Scott, I know from experience these are not easy flowers to capture.
Seriously, the green plants in my photo are Jewelweed? Who knew? You're sure? (If so, then I'll update my spotting.) At the time I photographed the Dodder, I had never seen Jewelweed. Since then, I discovered Jewelweed is a very cool plant! http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/734... That said, I don't think I'd recognize Jewelweed unless it's flowering. And I certainly can't ID Dodder to species level! What I meant is my Dodder looks orange; yours, not so much. Perhaps yours looks greenish because you're so close to the subject -- did your Dodder look orange from a distance of say a few feet?
Yours is growing on Impatiens, as was mine, so they might be the same species. I've never tried to ID dodder at the species level, though.
Hey Scott! Is your Dodder the same as mine? http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/762...I didn't know Dodder flowers until I read the Wikipedia entry for Cuscuta. My first thought: I should try to photograph Dodder flowers next year. By coincidence, your spotting appears as a "Related spottings" for mine.
The flowers are tiny and I had to look around for a nice cluster to photograph. They're related to morning glories!
Interesting, not seen it flower! Good shot.
Spotted on Oct 2, 2010 Submitted on Sep 23, 2011
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