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Garden viney weed covering tickseed #412950

Asked July 09, 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

Expert 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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