Cuscuta europaea in Valley of Flowers
Cuscuta europaea or Greater Dodder is a leafless parasite vine which has yellowish and pinkish threadlike stems. It attaches itself to some other plant like to flax, goldenrod, etc. and nourished by the plant that supports it. The flowers are waxy, small and are arranged in globular heads. Greater dodders are observed to twine on different plants species. In India it occurs in temperate Himalaya from Kashmir to Sikkim. Greater dodder can be considered an emerging threat to plants diversity of Valley of Flowers.
|Cuscutacae, Dodder family.|
Location in the Valley of flowers
|This is found in deeper and middle parts of the valley of flowers.|
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