Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Solanales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Check out this Key to the Dodders of Alabama from Daniel Spaulding (Phytoneuron).
Read about the remarkably similar Dodder Laurel from Lytton Musselman and the Southern Appalachian Botanical Society.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
SYNONYMOUS WITH Key to the dodders (Cuscuta, Convolvulaceae) of Alabama and adjacent states (Spaulding, 2013)
Fringed Dodder, Lucerne Dodder, Alfalfa Dodder
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Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Key to the dodders (Cuscuta, Convolvulaceae) of Alabama and adjacent states (Spaulding, 2013)
Habitat: Fields, especially on herbaceous Fabaceae, per Weakley's Flora
Non-native: South America
CLICK HERE to see a map, notes, and images from Weakley's Flora of the Southeastern US.
Click here to see a map showing all occurrences known to SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria. (Zoom in to see more detail.)
This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:
Stems twining, often yellowish-orange, leafless
5-lobed campanulate corolla (usually)
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
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