Garden viney weed covering tickseed

Asked July 9, 2017, 7:25 PM EDT

Found this growing in a vine like fashion on tickseed. Seemed to be producing some sort of liquid where flowering. viney part was orange and flowering part looked to be white.

Howard County Maryland

1 Response

This looks like dodder on the tickseed. This is a parasitic annual vine. Look at our website for photos and more information. Remove the vine and flowers before it sets seed as seeds persist in the soil for a long time. Discard in the trash and do not compost. http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/dodder-annuals-bulbs-groundcovers-perennials-and-vines
If you cannot remove the vine and flowers easily, you may have to mow everything down.

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