2011-06-12 Lower Austria, district Bruck/Leitha - Hundsheimer Berge (350 msm Quadrant 7867/4). German names: Quendel-Teufelszwirn (or: Quendel-Seide), on Echt-Wundklee As you can see, dozens of Cuscuta
are competing for this poor specimen of Anthyllis
; and while a 'good' parasite always should make sure that its host will survive I have, honestly, no great hopes for this Anthyllus vulneraria. Cuscuta epithymum
prefers Thymus, Calluna
, but it isn't rejecting other species - and here on this place in fact it grows on a great variety of at least a dozen kind.