Cuscuta gronovii
Family: Convolvulaceae
common dodder, love dodder, scald-weed, swamp dodder
Cuscuta gronovii image
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