Washington State Weeds

Smoothseed Alfalfa Dodder

Cuscuta approximata

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Class: C
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 Why is it a noxious weed?

Dodder is parasitic and damaging to leguminous crops, especially alfalfa and clover. It also impacts vegetable and forage crops, ornamentals, native plants, and weeds. Dodder can suppress or kill the host plants.

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