Growing on the High Plains: Don't Call Me Dodder

Feb 13, 2020

Some call it "dodder," and some call it "devil's guts." I prefer calling it "loveweed."

On today's edition of Growing on the High Plains, I'd like to reminisce about my experience with a peculiar plant I've known since childhood. It's one of those plants that's considered a "noxious weed." Some called it "witch's shoelaces," others called it "dodder," but we always called it "loveweed." This odd vampire has no roots, no leaves, and hardly any green chlorophyll. And while it's true that loveweed is not very nice to other plants, it has a loving folklore attached to it.  I wish a Happy Valentine's Day to all of our HPPR listeners!