Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

Cuscuta campestris Yunck.
field dodder, golden dodder, dodder, angel's hair, common dodder, strangle vine
Invasive, Minor problem species
Origin: North America
Growth Form: Herb
Plant Description: Plant: Slender, leafless, parasitic herb with yellow or whitish, twining stems up to 2 m high and forming dense patches up to 6 m across. Leaves: None; leaves in illustration belong to the host plant. Flowers: Whitish, ± 3 mm long, November–April. Fruit: Greenish-yellow capsules (B), ± 3 mm long.
Key Features:
Control: cut and burn infected plant before they produce seeds
More information:
Weeds & Invasive Plants Home Page
NRCS Plants Database


USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada.

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Larry Allain @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database

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The Weeds Society of Western Australia

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