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Cuscuta gronovii var. gronovii

Cuscuta gronovii Willd. ex Schult. var. gronovii

Scaldweed, Love Dodder

Cuscutaceae (Dodder Family)

Synonym(s): Cuscuta gronovii var. latiflora, Cuscuta gronovii var. saururi, Cuscuta umbrosa, Grammica gronovii, Grammica umbrosa


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

This is a leafless, rootless, parasitic vine with twining thread-like orange stems. It lives on the juices of the host plant.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Vine
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Fruit Type: Capsule

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct


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Canada: NB , NS , PE

Additional resources

USDA: Find Cuscuta gronovii var. gronovii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Cuscuta gronovii var. gronovii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Cuscuta gronovii var. gronovii


Record Modified: 2011-08-07
Research By: TWC Staff

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