…is just one of the folk names for the invasive dodder (cuscuta) – a parasitic plant that is slinking up and down local marshes. These are in Claiborne’s marsh, and just look like trouble. That’s probably why they also call it pulldown, strangleweed and witch’s hair.
The good news is that there’s a plan afoot to find funding for restoration of this critically important marsh. Stay tuned on that. If you see this kind of plant and can reach it, it wouldn’t hurt to grab it (especially before it produces seed) and try to pull as much of it off the host plant as you can. What a tangled mess it weaves.