|Dodder (Cuscuta spp)|
DESCRIPTION: Annual parasite to several feet long. Flowers cream-colored, tubular, to 1/4" long. Leaves none. Stems yellowish-orange, vine-like over other plants. Convolvulaceae (Morning Glory) Family.
NATURAL HISTORY: Flowers bloom in summer. The plant is parasitic and has no roots. It absorbs nutrients and water from its many hosts.