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Common Dodder


A parasitic plant that thrives on heather and gorse on the Dorset heaths.


 

Common Name Common Dodder
Scientific Name Cuscuta epithymum
Species Group Insectivorous and Parasitic Plants
Status
Interest Level
4
Visabile
Look for
Identification Notes
Primary Habitat
Family Bindweed family - Convolvulaceae
Status Local
Flower Colour Group Pink
Visible
  • 06 - June
  • 07 - July
  • 08 - August
  • 09 - September
  • 10 - October
Preferred Environment
Look for Small clusters of pink flowers entwined on heather (occasionally gorse)
Additional Identification Notes
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Insectivorous and Parasitic Plants