Cuscuta gronovii var. gronovii  
Family: Convolvulaceae
common dodder, love dodder, scald-weed, swamp dodder
[Cuscuta gronovii var. latiflora Willd. ex Roem. & Schult., Cuscuta gronovii var. saururi Willd. ex Roem. & Schult., Cuscuta umbrosa auct. non Beyr. ex Hook., Grammica gronovii (Willd. ex Roem. & Schult) Hadac & Chrtek]
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
Etymology: Cuscuta: a name of Arabic derivation meaning "dodder"
Plants: parasitic, annual/perennial, 6"-72" long, herbaceous vine; stems orange and smooth
Leaves: alternate, small
Flowers: white, 5-parted, 1/8" long, petals with rounded tips; inflorescence a dense cluster of mostly stalkless flowers; blooms July-Oct.
Habitat: moist
Conservation Status: Native - potentially invasive
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Christopher Noll  
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Christopher Noll  
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Merel R. Black  
Cuscuta gronovii var. gronovii image
Emmet J. Judziewicz