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Plant Form: Leafless mat-forming parasitic vine.
Size: Varies substantially based on host species and growth.
Stem: Thin, thread-like, bright yellow.
Leaves: Scale like on stems.
Flowers: White or cream bell-shaped with usually 5 petals. 3-4 mm wide and in clusters.
Fruit and Seeds: Globular capsules 3-4 mm wide containing up to 4 brown, yellow or grey seeds.
Habitat: Riverbanks, waterways, floodplains, cropping areas.
Distinguishing Features: Lack of leaves and chlorophyll making the stems yellow distinguishes it from native dodders (Cuscata species) and other parasitic vines like Cassytha species.