Basil

Asked August 21, 2020, 11:33 AM EDT

I have Italian basil plants and am seeing this string type plant wrapping around my plant. Not sure what this is? Any thoughts? Thanks.... Joe Hager

Yamhill County Oregon

1 Response

Thank you for your question, Joe. I believe this is a dodder plant, a parasitic plant that I have not seen in Oregon, but is listed on the ODA Noxious weed list: https://www.oregon.gov/oda/programs/weeds/oregonnoxiousweeds/pages/aboutoregonweeds.aspx#dodder Here is what California Extension says about it: http://ipm.ucanr.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7496.html Is it contained in only the basil? It is important to remove it before it goes to seed. I would urge you to use the following form to report it: https://data.oda.state.or.us/fmi/webd/WebSubmissions?redirected=true&script=RedirectWebSubmissions&param=Invasive Thank you, and good luck!