Common Dodder
Common Dodder

Dodder is a parasitic plant, feeding off its host plant , up which it climbs with red, threadlike stems.
It can be found on a number of plants , especially on heathland, living off heather, or as here, living off gorse.
It has been called devil's hair, hellweed, strangleweed
As an annual, it germinates from seed early in the year, builds up a big root system, and then as the stems grow and attach themselves to the host, the underground roots will die off.
Growing on heathland on Picrite and east of Pen Daladeryn , near coastal paths.

Ref: 10765

Date: 08/09/2012

Location: SM 72166.23277

Common Dodder

Dodder is a parasitic plant, feeding off its host plant , up which it climbs with red, threadlike stems.
It can be found on a number of plants , especially on heathland, living off heather, or as here, living off gorse.
It has been called devil's hair, hellweed, strangleweed
As an annual, it germinates from seed early in the year, builds up a big root system, and then as the stems grow and attach themselves to the host, the underground roots will die off.
Growing on heathland on Picrite and east of Pen Daladeryn , near coastal paths.

Ref: 10765

Date: 08/09/2012

Location: SM 72166.23277