Just for the record, dodder is not the same as the bindweed
we have here in Texas. Our bindweed
is also known as possession vine has spade shaped leaves. This stuff grows while you watch
AIS Region 17 Judges Training Chairperson
AIS, ASI, MIS, RIS, SPIS, TBIS
Zone 7 USDA, Zone 10 Sunset
Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2003
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Alien
Weed & native blue aster
message dated 10/29/2003 3:09:46 AM Central Standard Time,
useless to attempt to
disentangle the dodder plant from the plant it has attacked.
When my mind is set, I've been compared to a tick! Guess this proves it.
;-) Or maybe I just got lucky? I left the thing for a while, while I
attempted to ID it, so it had a pretty good start. I'm thinking it was in
my iris beds (?) but now I wonder if it wasn't the last year I raised a regular
garden. Anyway, it was the early 80's and I've not seen it since.
Interesting research though. Hope I don't see it again. Out here in
the country anything is possible. I'd heard of bind weed but didn't know
it was the same thing.
Betty W. in South-central KY Zone 6__where I've been too busy and tired to
NOTICE the quiet. But not too busy to notice the dogs! One pulled
up Professor Paul and drug it about 10 feet. Beds being mud at this
point, it was a major feat to retrieve the rhizome and replant. The deer
seem to have decided they don't like my home and activity though. Tracks
in the beds seem to have diminished since I'm on the site.
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