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Species Observation #8496

Cuscuta japonica - Japanese dodder
Species Data Collection Data Validation

Patch Type: Linear
Abundance: Common
Disturbance: Flood

Collector: Michael Murphrey
Satellite: Pineywoods Invaders
Date: 2009-09-16
Time: 240.0 minutes
Location Error:

Validated: Yes
Date: 2009-10-04
By: Marilyn Sallee

Collection Notes: Giant Asian dodder was found by Harris County Flood Control District personnel along a drainage (C106-01-00) between Winkler Drive and Galveston Road and about 1.5 miles NE of Hobby Airport. The dodder does not extend all the way to Winkler Drive but begins about 2,000 feet downstream from Winkler and extends to just past Galveston Road. As one moves downstream from the initial observation, the occurrence of dodder changes from common to patchy. The drainage is actually bounded by Winkler Drive on the south, Galveston Road on the east, Howard Drive on the north and IH45 on the west. Efforts will be initiated to eradicate this dodder. (1 OCT 2009/HAP)

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