Heath Dodder (Cuscuta Epithymum, Murr.)

The habitat is heaths. The plant is a parasite on heath, gorse, etc. The flowers are pale rose-colour. The calyx is reddish, shorter than the corolla tube. The corolla is cylindrical, with spreading lobes, prominent scales nearly closing the tube. The plant is 6 in. to 2 ft. long, flowering in August and September, and is an annual parasite.