Cuscuta campestris, Field Dodder,
Hebrew: כשות השדות, Arabic: خُنيق
|| ||Cuscuta campestris Yuncker|
|| ||Field Dodder|
|| ||כשות השדות|
|| ||Convolvulaceae, חבלבליים|
|| ||Yellow stems, thin, circular in cross section and
extensively-branched; 0.2-0.4mm in diameter and smooth|
|| ||Alternate, scale|
|| ||White, bell-shaped 2-2.5 mm long; calyx and corolla have 5 lobes; flowers in dense clusters|
|Fruits / pods:
|| ||globular capsules 3-4 mm in diameter containing up to 4 seeds; seeds are tan-coloured, more or less globular but with a flattened side, the surface is granular|
|| || May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
|| || Disturbed habitats|
|| ||Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Cuscuta, a name of Arabic derivation meaning "dodder"
campestris, of or pertaining to a field; on level ground, of fields.
- The standard author abbreviation Yuncker is used to indicate Truman George Yuncker (1891 – 1964), an American taxonomic botanist.