hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
Gallery of Plants
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Mailing Lists
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
New Trillium species discovered

Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

RSS story archive

Re: Alien Weed & native blue aster

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Alien Weed & native blue aster
  • From: "Arilpums" arilpums@comcast.net
  • Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2003 04:54:16 -0800

Thank you Mickey, I will keep that in mind next year.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2003 1:07 AM
Subject: [iris-photos] Alien Weed & native blue aster

Yes, that is dodder (cuscuta) aka love-vine, strangleweed, and hellbind.
Someone sent a picture of a clumb of blue asters and I responded that it
was invasive when in good soil.   When Sterling asked about the dodder, it
prompted my memory - that was the reason I had to dig up my aster instead
of because it was taking over the flower bed.  The asters were a fairly
large clump and were gorgeous at this time of year so I will probably get
another start of them. 

Now back to the dodder.  It is an annual whose seeds mature in August and
sprout in the spring.  The tendril then searches for a host plant. Once it
has attached itself to a plant, its contact with the ground withers up and
disappears. It attacks annuals, perennials and vines.  It will regrow from
the tiniest piece left to the host plant.  It is useless to attempt to
disentangle the dodder plant from the plant it has attacked.    The only
sure way is to dig up the host plant or the portion of the plant it has
attacked and BURN it immediately.  It can be eradicated with 2,4-D, but
this will also usually kill the host plant (America's Garden Book by James
and Louise Bush-Brown).

Bethany, OK - Center of Oklahoma, USA
Zone 6/7               

Message text written by INTERNET:iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
>Hi there,

Can anyone tell me what this is? It appeared this
summer on my variegated aquilegia and I can't seem to
get rid of it. It's like a rubbery orange string with
no leaves that entwines itself on the stems of the
plant. It has really tiny white ball-like flowers that
look like berries. I tried pulling it off and it came
back. I can't seem to find where it's coming out of
the ground. Any help is appreciated.

Seattle, WA. USA
Zone 8<

Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to the Yahoo! Terms of Service.

Yahoo! Groups Sponsor
Click Here!

Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to the Yahoo! Terms of Service.

 © 1995-2017 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement
Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index