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Cuscuta cephalanthi Engelm.
Buttonbush dodder, Button-bush dodder
Synonym(s): Grammica cephalanthi
USDA Symbol: CUCE
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
This is a leafless, rootless, parasitic vine with twining thread-like stems yellow-green to bright orange. It lives on the juices of the host plant.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: Whitish to yellowish
, WI Canada: NB
, NS Native Habitat:
Near streams, rivers, lakes - Parasitic on herbaceous
and woody genera including Salix, Boehmeria, Vicia, Justicia, Teucrium, Physostegia, Cephalanthus, Vernonia, Solidago, Aster & Sonchus.
Record Last Modified: 2011-08-07
Research By: TWC Staff