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Common Dodder

Observed: 29th September 2011 By: DevonianDevonian’s reputation in PlantsDevonian’s reputation in PlantsDevonian’s reputation in PlantsDevonian’s reputation in Plants
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Description:

Parasitic plant (here on gorse) with red stems which appear to be leafless.

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Dodder is a parasitic plant

Dodder is a parasitic plant that attaches itself to a host plant, feeding off it and weakening the host plant, this can sometimes decrease the host plant's immunity to diseases and viruses.