Image Number: 1440014

Description:
Dodder appears as a conspicuous yellowing thread or vine intertwined among the stems and leaves of tobacco and other plants. The vine is actually a parasitic plant that derives its food from the host plants. This parasite may appear either in the bed or field but is most common in the bed.
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Image location:
United States

Subject

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Solanales
Family: Cuscutaceae
Genus: Cuscuta
Subject: Cuscuta spp. L.

Host

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Solanales
Family: Solanaceae
Genus: Nicotiana
Subject: Nicotiana tabacum (burley type) L.
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Image uploaded:
Monday, January 1, 1990
Image last updated:
Monday, April 8, 2002