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Common dodder [Cuscuta gronovii]

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Common Name: Common dodder
Scientic Name: Cuscuta gronovii
Colors: White
Months Appearing: August, September

Native. Twining, entangles plants. Parasitic. Roots die as plant gets nutients from host plant.

Flowers in clusters about 1/8 inch in diameter. 

Appears leafless but has small scale like leaves. Stem is orange.

On edge of Muskegon River in Big Rapids,Michigan. 8/27. 6436, 6438