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Cuscuta gronovii Willd. ex Schult.
Commom dodder

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Cuscuta gronovii
© Les Mehrhoff, 2008-2010 · 3
Cuscuta gronovii

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Cuscuta gronovii
© Les Mehrhoff, 2008-2010 · 2
Cuscuta gronovii

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Colletidae  Hylaeus annulatus @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Hylaeus mesillae @ AMNH_BEE (2)
Diaporthaceae  Phomopsis cuscutae @ BPI (1)
Halictidae  Halictus rubicundus @ AMNH_BEE (3)

Lasioglossum laevissimum @ AMNH_BEE (2)

Lasioglossum lineatulum @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Lasioglossum perpunctatum @ AMNH_BEE (3)
Miridae  Lygus lineolaris @ MEMU_ENT (1)
Pleosporaceae  Alternaria destruens @ BPI (1)
Protomycetaceae  Protomyces martindalii @ BPI (1)

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Delaware Wildflowers  •  Scientific names

Cuscuta gronovii Willd. ex Schult. Gronovius's Dodder
Convolvulaceae — Morning-glory family
Cuscuta gronovii
White Clay Creek State Park -- Big Pond area
September 2001 Cuscuta gronovii
August 2010 Cuscuta gronovii
White Clay Creek State Park -- Creek Road
September 2010

The orange stems and white flowers are dodder, a parasite climbing on the green plants shown in the photos.

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Cuscuta gronovii Willd. ex Schult.

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General Information
Symbol: CUGR
Group: Dicot
Family: Cuscutaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : CAN   N
L48   N
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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Solanales
Family Cuscutaceae – Dodder family
Genus Cuscuta L. – dodder
Species Cuscuta gronovii Willd. ex Schult. – scaldweed

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 2 subspecies of Cuscuta gronovii . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for subspecies profiles. Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend Distribution of <i>
Cuscuta gronovii</i>
Willd. ex Schult. var. <i>
Cuscuta gronovii var. calyptrata
scaldweed Distribution of <i>
Cuscuta gronovii</i>
Willd. ex Schult. var. <i>
gronovii </i>
Cuscuta gronovii var. gronovii

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Noxious Weed Information
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete noxious weed list for that location, or click here for a composite list of all Federal and State Noxious Weeds .
United States : Cuscuta dodder Noxious weed 1
Alabama Cuscuta
dodder Class A noxious weed 1
Arizona Cuscuta
dodder Prohibited noxious weed dodder Restricted noxious weed
Arkansas Cuscuta
dodder Noxious weed
California Cuscuta
dodder C list (noxious weeds) dodder Quarantine 1
Florida Cuscuta
dodder Noxious weed 2
Massachusetts Cuscuta
dodder Prohibited
Michigan Cuscuta
dodder Noxious weed
Minnesota Cuscuta
dodder Prohibited noxious weed 1
North Carolina Cuscuta
dodder Class A noxious weed 1
Oregon Cuscuta
dodder "B" designated weed dodder Quarantine
South Carolina Cuscuta
dodder Plant pest 1
South Dakota Cuscuta
dodder Regulated non-native plant species
Vermont Cuscuta
dodder Class A noxious weed 1
1 other than native or widely distributed species 2 Only the native Florida species are excluded from this list. These include: C. americana, C. compacta, C. exaltata, C. gronovii, C. indecora, C. obtusiflora, C. pentagona, C. umbellata

Wetland Status

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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Native Plant Information Network (CUGR)
Native American Ethnobotany (University of Michigan - Dearborn) (CUGR)
USF Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants (CUGR)
University of Tennessee Herbarium (Distribution) (CUGR)
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Canada-Ontario Noxious Weeds (CUGR)
Colorado State University Cooperative Extension: abstract & image (CUGR)
UC Davis, IPM: abstract & images (CUGR)



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