June - October
0.2 - 2.0
When sterile resembles a tangle of monofiliment fishing line. Only species in coastal prairie with fleshy, pimple covered flowers.
Germination from seed is not difficult. Seeds will germinate at a range of temperatures from 35 to 95 F. Scarification with a 30 minute treatment of concentrated sulfuric acid is recommended by Allred and Tingey (1964). In order for plants to survive past the seedling stage a host ( usually Alfalfa (Medicago sativa)) must be provided.
Pretty Dodder is parasitic on a wide range of herbaceous and woody hosts, primarily members of the family Asteraceae. It is abundant in the southern states from Florida to California, and north South Dakota.
A wide range of woody and herbaceous hosts.