Cuscuta epithymum is a parasitic plant in the Convolvulaceae family. It is unusual in that it is red in colour rather than green, as most plants are, this is due to the presence of red pigments rather than chlorophyll. It is a stem holoparasite that spreads like red spaghetti over the host plant, usually heather or gorse. Pretty pinkish-white flowers festoon stems in summer. Also known as Devil’s Guts.
Other uses of Dodder
Found on moor and heath land.