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Have you ever seen what looks like spaghetti covering a plant? This is the parasite plant commonly called dodder. Usually yellow or orange, this leafless vine cannot make its own food, so it curls around a host plant and feeds off of it. The only control method is to hand-pull dodder and its infested host all at once. It's especially important that you destroy dodder before it flowers to prevent more seeds.

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