Noxious Weeds Profile - Dodder spp.
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- English - field dodder
- French - cuscute
- Latin Name - Cuscuta spp.
Ontario Weeds Act - noxious
Other provinces - noxious in Alberta, Manitoba, British Columbia, and Quebec
Canadian Federal Seeds Act - Class 1
U.S. Federal Noxious Weed - noxious
U.S. Noxious State Reg - 22 states (including Mich, Indiana, New York)
Pub 505 - no
NE Weeds - no
Canadian Poison Plant - not listed
Cornell Poison Plant - not listed
Mostly in moist soil areas. Not a common weed in Ontario but found in a few locations.
Method of Propagation
Listed on the Roundup label.
A parasitic plant that winds around plants and sucks juices out of the host plant. Dense masses of tangled threads. Several species, with Field Dodder being the most common in Ontario. Seeds are long lived in the soil.
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