Cuscuta

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Noun1.Cuscuta - genus of twining leafless parasitic herbs lacking chlorophyll: dodderCuscuta - genus of twining leafless parasitic herbs lacking chlorophyll: dodder
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
Convolvulaceae, family Convolvulaceae, morning-glory family - morning glory; bindweed; sweet potato; plants having trumpet-shaped flowers and a climbing or twining habit
dodder - a leafless annual parasitic vine of the genus Cuscuta having whitish or yellow filamentous stems; obtain nourishment through haustoria
Cuscuta gronovii, love vine - leafless parasitic vine with dense clusters of small white bell-shaped flowers on orange-yellow stems that twine around clover or flax
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Its most distinctive trait is its threadlike stem, which has given rise to some of its common names: hairweed, lady's laces, wizard's net, goldthread, angel hair, witches' hair, devil's hair, pull-down, strangleweed, and my favorite: devil's guts.
Also known as strangleweed, devil's guts and hairweed, dodder uses suckers to draw water and nutrients from the host plant.
Also known as strangleweed and witches' shoelaces, dodders are listed among the 10 worst weeds in the United States.