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“Cuscuta is often evident either hanging from tree branches or simply decorating and mercilessly strangling roadside verges like some discarded seamstress's orange thread.”
“The parasitic plant dodder Cuscuta donates genes to the host plants around which it is entwined.”
“Phoradendron species are "hemiparasites", meaning that they are capable of some photosynthesis and have green leaves, unlike Cuscuta.”
“One favorite treatment for sciatica used by Cherokee herbalist David Winston is a combined extract of sweet melilot (Melilotus alba), dodder (Cuscuta americana), and sweet or black birth (Betula lenta).”
“In the Near East the tree is subject to attack by various beetles of the genus Capnodis and by Cuscuta monogyna.”
“The curious dodder (_Cuscuta_), whose leafless, yellow stems are sometimes very conspicuous, twining over various plants, is a member of this family which has lost its chlorophyll through parasitic habits.”
“Thus, the _Cuscuta_ of flax, called by the French _Bourreau du Lin_ (the flax's executioner), and by the”
“When a seed of _Cuscuta_, germinates, no cotyledons are to be distinguished.”
“It is possible for a _Cuscuta_ plant to work destruction over a space two meters in diameter in a lucern or clover field; so, should a hundred seeds germinate in an acre, it may be easily seen how disastrous the effects of the scourge would prove.”
“One of the head gardeners at the Paris Museum received specimens of _Cuscuta reflexa_ from India about two years ago, and, having placed it upon a geranium plant, succeeded in cultivating it.”
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