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Dodder (parasitic plant)

Cuscuta sp.

Description:

Orange vining plant. With little or no (green) chlorophyll, Dodder is a parasitic plant that is dependent upon host plants for its nutrition. According to PN spotters "ScottRasmussen" and "KristalWatrous," the host plant in my photo is Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis). Good eyes, guys! See Scott's beautiful photo of Dodder flowers: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/733...

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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1 Comment

KristalWatrous
KristalWatrous 8 years ago

I saw your comments on the other dodder spotting. I agree that yours is definitely on jewelweed.

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Geodialist

Virginia, USA

Spotted on Jun 26, 2011
Submitted on Oct 21, 2011

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