Dodder (Cuscuta species) is a parasitic weed of broadleaf plants, including lucerne and vegetables. Australia currently has a dodder-free status in the world seed export market. It is important to recognise and destroy new infestations before they become established.
Varieties are: red dodder (Cuscuta planiflora), Chilean dodder (Cuscuta suaveolens) and golden dodder (Cuscuta campestris).
How it spreads