Cuscuta - The Golden Creeper !

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Nature always surprises with many unique things and beauty. There are many things around us, but we never notice them or even we notice we never like to explore them. During one such afternoon walk to nearby Medico shop ( To get some medicine for Dad ) today, i saw these Cuscuta weed in a plant.

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These Cuscuta weeds in Yellow are very common in Asean countries and mostly found everywhere. Inspite of beautifying the Green plant with its Yellow color, these have unique tendency to grow and spread to engulf the entire plant.

It clasps like Cobweb and cover stem and leafes of the plant.

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Though I have read about it my school. Today when I saw them after long time , I thought about digging some more detail. On checking on Wikipedia , it shows the following details

This plant species is common in the Indian Subcontinent. This parasitic plant species is a leafless twined sprawling thin vine that grows over a host plant. This species capable of producing numerous branches which can cover the host plant within a very short period of time and suck life out of the host plant. Flowers are small, bell shaped and white in colour with yellow filaments. Fruits and seeds are produced from the flower. This species is used in producing traditional medicines for the treatment of headache, labour pain, bone fracture, fever, rheumatism etc

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So these are kind of Slow Poison which keep decreasing the plant life.

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The thin tissues are intermingle with each other and very hard to seperate. One important thing is that they do not need soil & water to grow, they keep growing above the plant. Another intetesting thing is that spread very rapidly. Even if you carry a small tissue and put it another plant, these weeds quickly spread all over.

Quite interesting , still quite dangerous as it make plant to die. Still the Green and Yellow color gives a decent and attractive look. Death comes in any form.

Have you ever seen these?? What you call them ?

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Grow crazy!

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Thanks @thedailysneak and @viking-venture for the love shown on my post👍

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They have medicinal values .Called amarbel here

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Thanks for putting more insight @ashokroy79 i heard it somewhere too...but wasn't aware of medicinal quality

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I've enjoyed your article. I think it's awesome that you've taken the time to learn about this amazing plant. I've never seen it though - have never been to India, for one thing. I do think it would be wise for people to learn to use it medicinally - since it has a purpose. This would help curb its spread.

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Thanks @viking-ventures for stopping by. That yellow things just cover the entire green plant. These are also source for Chinese medicine.

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oh dear, death does come in different forms, what a way to put it. nevertheless, I believe parasitic plants have an important role to play in the ecosystem when they appear in the right place.

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But these weeds keep growing all the places. Even a small piece of yellow things can cover the entire plant automatically. These reduces tye lofe of plant.

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Unwanted things always grow in abundance.

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Hahaha.....hopefully you have seen. Btw ingot the answer of my question. Check out paulag commnets. Enough to clear the doubt

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Great! Finally !
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Hahaha.....kash chala hi jata....moh maya se door😝

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Are nahi. Abhi itni saari discovery karni hai iss platform mein.

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Hahah..na baba...its more deep than I or rather we can think upon....better let it be ..😉

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Some agricultural losses are brought by these unwanted plants (weeds) that grow in our garden crops.
Thank you @steemflow

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These yellow thing grows in big tree and gree plant. Automatically cover the entire plant

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Ohhh, I have this just right next to my home in East Malaysia. Because the bushes are a lot, they grow all over. It's like a yellow field of weeds.

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Exactly..you caight it correctly..👍 looks good but have its own side effect for the plant or trees..

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Found this on #steemitbloggers @steemflow. Interesting as always.

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One of the more interesting plants I've ever seen, captures really good on camera. Great share!

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Very interesting. I've never seen such plants.

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Its not plant @eto-ka it is the weeds that grew over the plant. They just reduces the life of plant .

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At first it looked like one plant till I read your post

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Haha....that how these make cobweb all over the plant

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Almost reminds me of an aggressive malignant cancer in a human being. Very devastating. But also interesting that it seems to have some medicinal purposes. Thanks for sharing @steemflow :)

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Right said @robertandrew cancer that keeps making sick....these weeds make plant to fall. Though these are used in Chinese medicine

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These weeds would actually be useful growing along river banks and shorelines to prevent erosion. I'm not a fan of weeds that choke and kill plants. Great photos! @steemflow

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Thanks Nina...but not better than yours...i need to learn a lot on digital photography ...these are just walking shots thru mobile.

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Lets keep our earth stay green and clean for future.

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Thanks @andyka.saputra 👍 great to see you around👌

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It's really cool how the take over the host plant!

hehe i love the title so much, the golden creeper 🤣😁

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Haha...thanks..👍

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Really enjoyed your post and added it to this week's episode of Biomimicry Inspirations. Hope you enjoy!

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Thanks for visit dear @yvsoler...glad you like the little insight about it...... Biomimicry..what is that ??

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Biomimicry is the use of nature as a model in the design of products, services, systems. It is an innovation methodology that takes the natural world as a model, mentor and measure, and offers a process that leads to solutions that mimic nature. Some examples include velcro, passive cooling in buildings, highly efficient propellers, water harvesting, and even car design. You can find various articles in the #biomimicry tag.

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So it is some thing related with nature and all its benefits. Recently we talk a lot about #naturalmedicine check it out and you will find many natural therapy or medicine there.......is biomimicry different from them??

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I know #naturalmedicine and have posted under that tag.

Biomimicry does not use the biological species itself, instead it copies and adapts the functions via design. Take velcro, for example. Velcro copies how the burr needles on the seeds are slightly curved and hook onto things. The bullet train in Japan copies how the beak of the Kingfisher bird is shaped to enter into the water without creating any waves. These are examples of biomimicry.

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Ohhh..i see...this make some sense...👍 thanks @yvesoler for the patience and helping understand...👌

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My pleasure! And feel free to ask more questions, if you like. Biomimicry, like many nature-based solutions, takes a change of logic. Once you get it though, then it opens to new avenues for designing our world with nature!

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Sure ..and very interesting i nver heard it before...how you gonna see this cuscuta....i thought at first you are lookin at the medicinal aspect of the weed...

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