Cuscuta europaea L.
Conservation status: N
First record: Ray, 1660
Cuscuta major Dodder. Commonly growing upon beans. Ray,1660,42(58)
Cuscuta Dodder. [no 'C'] Ray,1670:88.
Cuscuta Officinarum Cuscuta Martyn,1727,70.
C. europaea European Dodder, Hellweed, or Devil'sguts. Madingley on Nettles. Swavesey on Beans. Gamlingay on Heath. b C. epithymum. Relhan,1785.
Cuscuta europaea... last autumn received wild specimens of the real europeae from....and others from the Rev. Mr. Hemsted...Smith,Eng.Bot. (1797) 6:378. 35
Comberton, EJ Allard, 8.1906, CGE.
Toft, roadside, on Circium arvense. [no recorder].
Bourn, (Mr Haycock), Newbold, Bab 1860,154. 37
[Cuscuta Offic.] Swavesey August 3 1760. Th.M.ann.Meth.70.
Swavesey on Beans. Relhan,1802;1820.
Swavesey. D. on Beans & on the same Plants in Beds. Dreyer ann. Smith,1800:283.
On beans at Swavesey; Relhan. Bab.1860,154.
Fen Drayton, R Ouse, opp. Holywell, nr Fen Drayton, (on nettles), Mrs A Berens, 2.10.1965.
Fen Drayton, 342.704, (on nettles), I Hepburn, 2.10.1965, CGE.
(Near Holywell Ferry, 342.703, NHS Exc.'Probable New Record for this century. Since then, a number of large patches have been noticed in the same general area. It has probably spread quite recently down the river from Beds, where it is apparently wellestablished in several places'. Ian Hepburn [?Nature Note]. With Hb spec. now at Monks Wood.
Fen Drayton, searched for but not found here [Mrs Berens loc.], 8.10.1968, & 20.8.1969, SM Walters.
River bank, 335.703339.703 & 343.704345.704, meadow bank nr Fen Drayton, GMS Easy, 10.8.1975.
River bank, Fen Drayton, 340.700, on nettles, large colony (as above), GMS Easy, 1976; photo, GMS Easy,1982, f. 28.11.1984.
Still well established on river bank, Swavesey, [Fen Drayton] 335.703339.703, GMS Easy, 1991.
One small patch on nettles halfway between fisherman's path and river bank, (opposite 4th telegraph pole in meadow on Hunts side), Fen Drayton, 336.704, JCA Rathmell 23.8.1995, in litt. 24.8.1995. 44
Sawston, Hb J Clark, August 1838, SWN.
Sawston, Miss Plowden, 8.1838, SWN. 45
Weed, Botany School on thistles, docks etc; CEM ann.
Botanic Garden, on Achillea etc, Miss Chubb, WFS Diary, 5.7.1953;
Nr Cambridge, on Vicia faba, CC Babington, 5.8.1848, CGE.
Coton, SW Wanton, 22.7.1851, CGE.
On beans at Coton, SW Wanton, Bab.1860,154.
Near Coton, and Whitwell Gate, on Urtica, CC Babington, 22.9.1862, CGE.
Cuscu eur Whitwell on Potatoes. Bab.ann.Relhan,108.
Beyond Coton, left hand side of road not far from Whitwell Gate, on Urtica, Bab.ann.
On potatoes at Whitwell, SW Wanton, Bab.1860,154.
Grantchester, by Byron's Pool (on hops), A Shrubbs, 8.1896, CGE.
Hauxton, EJ Allard, 8.1906, CGE.
Madingley on Nettles. Relhan,1802;1820.
On thistles at Madingley; SW Wanton. Bab.1860,154.
Madingley, Chalk Pit, TH Corry, 9.1881, BEL.
Cuscuta europaea Madingley Camb. on Nettles. Dreyer ann. Smith,1800:283.
Barton on Caucalis anthriscus. Relhan,1802;1820.
On Torilis Anthiscus [sic] at Barton; Relhan. Bab.1860,154. 46
Oakington on Humulus lupulus. Relhan,1802;1820.
On the hop at Oakington, SW Wanton. Bab.1860,154. Oakington on beans. Bab.ann.Relhan,108.
On beans at Oakington; SW Wanton. Bab.1860,154. 47
Haddenham; Newbould, Bab.1860,154. 48
Between Welches Dam and Mepal, 459.843, on nettles, David Watson, 1989, fide Keith Jones.
On nettles in shade of willows on east side of R. Delph, 472.860, CJ Cadbury, 25.8.1990, [R].
Nr Welches Dam, on Ouse Washes beside Fisherman's Path in willow wood between bridge and pumping station, 471.858, Ron Nedderman, 17.8.1990, conf. G Crompton & R Payne, 31.8.1990, on nettles, S.? alba and Solanum dulcamara, CGE.
On 11 nettle stems 20m N of bridge over R. Delph,on 22 nettle stems & on 2 nettle stems, close to Fisherman's path over second willow bed N of bridge, on 7 nettle stems opp. power line pole opp. river bank N of Pumping station, 471.860, C. James Cadbury 25.8.1990.
20 along Fisherman's Path and 3 to NE and 1 NNE, 471.858472.860, & 3 at 473.859, & 1 at 4738.8618, all on nettles, Shimrit Lahav & HLK Whitehouse, 14.8.1991 (Sketch plan).
Ouse Washes, 471.858, CJ Cadbury, 1992, [R].
On nettles under willow, along wash bank of Delph, 472.859, T Strudwick, 1992, [R].
Not found on Fisherman's Path sites, G Crompton & BSBI Excursion, Aug.1,1993.
Several sites on southern side of railway embankment, 497.891, 1991, T Strudwick in litt. 23.8.1994.
Delph slub bank, 478.868, (no recorder), 1991, T Strudwick in litt. 23.8.1994.
Common along a 40m length of old slub by the Old Bedford River, growing on Solanum dulcamara, and bindweed, amongst Glyceria maxima, 461.845, 1993, T Strudwick in litt. 23.8.1994.
Along 10m of R. Delph slub bank at the Wash bottom, on a variety of species, 488.882, 1883, T Strudwick in litt. 23.8.1994. 54
On nettles, dwarf elder, etc. near Bartlow, 1860, J[osh] C[larke], Gibson,1862.
Bartlow, 1860, n.c., SWN.
From 'Water Lane', Bartlow, growing upon Sambucus ebulus, by Mr Webb Nurseryman S. Walden, 1895, SWN. 56
Swaffham Prior, L Jenyns, 25.6.1829, CGE.
Swaffham Prior. Jenyns ann.Relhan,1820.
(On Urtica) Swaffham J.D., 16.7.1829, NTM.
Swaffham Prior J Downes, (on Urtica and thistle), 8.1829, CGE.
Swaffham Prior, W Doria, (on Galium aparine), 15.8.1832, CGE.
Swaffham Prior!; Rev. J. Downes, Bab. 1860,154.
Swaffham Bulbeck, Dr Jermyn, (on hop), 25.6.1829, CGE. 57
Cottage garden, Dimmocks Cote, nr Wicken, AS Shrubbs, 1899, CGE [not found]. 58
Cuscuta eur Ely. Winch, add.
Ely L.J., (on Urtica dioica), 20.8.1821, BATHG.
Ely, L Jenyns, (on Urtica), 20.8.1821, CGE.
Ely, JS Henslow, (on grass), 20.9.1832, CGE.
Nr Ely, n.c., n.d., CGE.
Love lane (nettles) Ely & near the bridge. Henslow ann. l:108.
Love Lane, and near the bridge, Ely; Henslow. Bab.1860,154. 66
Cuscuta europaea Near Newmarket. Rev. J. Hemsted. Bot.Guide,1805,48.
Near Newmarket. B.G. NBG,1835,149.
Newmarket, Rev J. Hemsted (Bot Guide, i. 48), Bab.1860,154.