Convolvulaceae: Morning-glory Family — Cuscuta (Dodder)

California Dodder – Cuscuta californica var. californica

Blooms:

May–Sept

Plant Height:

Vine-like

Flower Size:

Very small

Origin:

Native

 
Habitat:

Grows on other plants, many communities

Notes:

Dodder is unmistakable in its prolific, thread-like yellowish-orange stems which wind around and feed off its host plants. It is wholly parasitic on its host. Normally annual but can be perennial if on a perennial host. Flowers are essential to distinguish different species or varieties.