Cuscuta L.

Leafless parasitic twiners Cuscuta
Stigmas capitate
Staminal scales 2-fid. Corolla lobes ovate, obtuse. Styles shorter than the ovary. Capsule 3–4 mm diam. Chiefly coastal swampy areas. Parasitic on a variety of species but particularly Polygonum and Persicaria. Fl. summer. Australian Dodder Cuscuta australis
Staminal scales fimbriate but not 2-fid. Corolla lobes deltoid, acute. Styles as long as the ovary. Capsule 2–3 mm diam. Widespread on leguminous plants. Introd. from Europe. Fl. summer. Golden Dodder Cuscuta campestris