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Cuscuta europaea, Monte Pisanino, Italy

Observed: 15th July 2007 By: martinjohnbishopmartinjohnbishop’s reputation in Plantsmartinjohnbishop’s reputation in Plantsmartinjohnbishop’s reputation in Plantsmartinjohnbishop’s reputation in Plantsmartinjohnbishop’s reputation in Plants
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Mature flowers are needed for identification

I regret that I did not take good enough pictures of the flowers of Cuscuta. I have made a note to do better in future, and to take care to identify the host.

The flowers here are (mostly?) 4-parted and the stamens are largely included suggesting C. europaea not C. epithymum which has 5-parted flowers (always) and stamens projecting.