Herbs forum: Wiered plant on Basil

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MatK
Jul 11, 2016 12:22 PM CST
Hello ,

i found this weird looking plant that is living on my basil , it is holding my basil plants together so tight , and i risk to lose them, can anyone help as in how to get rid of this unknown plant ?

Thanks
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Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Jul 12, 2016 1:25 PM CST
It looks like a parasitic plant called dodder Blinking
best to pull from the base (roots ) and get rid of it before you have a problem.

I had some a few years back and found it a very interesting plant to read about
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Jul 12, 2016 1:29 PM CST
Oh I forgot to mention if you can not find where this plant has roots IT is now sucking the life from your basil
remove it all quickly and carefully Thumbs up
good luck
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Kat
Magnolia, Tx (Zone 8b)
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kittriana
Jul 14, 2016 2:28 PM CST
Agreed. I have wild morning glories that strangle my plants, just like the dodder. Find the lowest possible strands close to the ground, and break, cut, clip carefully. Deprived of their roots, the tops will dry. Sometimes I spend time uncoiling the upper vines from my plants. If you clip the basil, it will keep on growing, what you clipped can be rooted in clean water, or used.
kitt

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