Pest plant - Dodder

  • Fact sheet
  • August 2015
dodder
Images of the golden dodder, and the red dodder in flower (bottom left)

Dodder (Cuscuta species) is a parasitic weed of broadleaf plants, including lucerne and vegetables. Australia currently has a dodder-free status in the world seed export market. It is important to recognise and destroy new infestations before they become established.

Varieties are: red dodder (Cuscuta planiflora), Chilean dodder (Cuscuta suaveolens) and golden dodder (Cuscuta campestris).

Description

Why is it a problem?

Distribution

Ecology

 How it spreads

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