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Cuscuta cephalanthi (Buttonbush dodder)
Smith, R.W.

Cuscuta cephalanthi

Cuscuta cephalanthi Engelm.

Buttonbush Dodder, Button-bush Dodder

Cuscutaceae (Dodder Family)

Synonym(s): Grammica cephalanthi


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.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Vine
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Inflorescence: Cyme
Fruit Type: Capsule

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: Whitish to yellowish


USA: AR , AZ , CA , CT , DC , GA , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , MA , ME , MI , MN , MO , NC , ND , NE , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , UT , VA , WA , 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.


Bibref 7 - Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California (1993) Hickman, J.C. (ed.)
Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston
Bibref 281 - Shinners & Mahler's Illustrated Flora of North Central Texas (1999) Diggs, G. M.; B. L. Lipscomb; B. O'Kennon; W. F...
Bibref 286 - Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country (1989) Enquist, M.

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Cuscuta cephalanthi in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Cuscuta cephalanthi in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Cuscuta cephalanthi


Record Modified: 2015-03-16
Research By: TWC Staff

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