Cuscutaceae – Dodder Family

Plants in the primarily American tropical Dodder Family (Cuscutaceae) are parasitic, non-chlorophyll-producing, yellow to orange-colored annual vines with twining, threadlike stems, absent or scale-like leaves, tubular, bisexual, usually white flowers with 4 or 5 lobes, 4 or 5 sepals, 4 or 5 stamens, and a superior ovary, and berrylike or capsular fruit. Note: Some sources now list this family as part of the Morning-glory Family (Convolvulaceae).

Listed below are some of the southeastern Arizona plants in this family.