Bigfruit Dodder (Cuscuta megalocarpa)

Perennial
C. curta. Engelm.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Bigfruit Dodder
Cuscuta megalocarpa
Convolvulaceae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    Seed – parched and ground into a meal[161].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – best sown as soon as it is ripe in the autumn, by lodging it among the stems of a host plant[238].
We have virtually no information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in many parts of this country. This is a parasitic species that is devoid of leaves, roots or chlorophyll and so is totally dependant upon its host[238]. It must be grown next to the host plant, which it penetrates with suckers in order to obtain nutriment[238].
N. America – Minnesota to Montana and south to Colorado.

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