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Cuscuta exaltata Engelm.
Tree Dodder, Tall Dodder
Cuscutaceae (Dodder Family)
USDA Symbol: CUEX
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Parasitic on host plants. Length varies, may be many feet long as it twining and scrambles over the host plant.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
DistributionUSA: FL , TX
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 1136 Collected Nov 6, 1997 in Bexar County by Joyce MacDonald
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-1360 Collected 2010-11-07 in Lampasas County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Web ReferenceWebref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Cuscuta exaltata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Cuscuta exaltata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Cuscuta exaltata
MetadataRecord Modified: 2023-01-09
Research By: TWC Staff