Dodder (parasitic plant)


Dodder (Cuscuta sp.), an orange vining plant spotted during a photowalk through Huntley Meadows Park, Fairfax County, Virginia USA. With little or no (green) chlorophyll, Dodder is a parasitic plant that is dependent upon host plants for its nutrition. According to Project Noah spotters “ScottRasmussen” and “KristalWatrous,” the host plant in my photo is Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis). Good eyes, guys!

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