Search for native plants by scientific name, common name or family. If you are not sure what you are looking for, try the Combination Search or our Recommended Species lists.
Search native plant database:
Cuscuta pentagona var. pentagona Engelm.
Synonyms: Cuscuta arvensis,
Cuscuta pentagona var. calycina,
USDA Symbol: CUPEP2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
AL , AR , AZ , CA , CO , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , HI , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , MI , MN , MO , MS , MT , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , UT , VA , WA , WI , WV Canada: NB
, PE USDA Native Status: L48(N), HI(I), PR(N), CAN(N)
Recommended Species Lists
Find native plant species by state. Each list contains commercially available species suitable for gardens and planned landscapes. Once you have selected a collection, you can browse the collection or search within it using the combination search.
View Recommended Species page
Record Modified: 2011-08-08
Research By: TWC Staff