I was recently browsing the web and came across this site abut the compact dodder.
The image used to identify the plant shows it as purple. This struck me as odd, as those are usually a greenish-yellow. Why is this plant purple? Is it a special sub species? Is it perhaps another type of dodder entirely, and gobotany simply messed up? I think this image might actually show the Cuscuta glomerata, but I'm not sure. Please explain this discoloration. Thanks in advance!