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Cuscuta exaltata (Tree dodder)
Hampton, Nan

Cuscuta exaltata

Cuscuta exaltata Engelm.

Tree Dodder, Tall Dodder

Cuscutaceae (Dodder Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


From the Image Gallery

39 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Vine
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 Information

Bloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec



Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 1136 Collected Nov 6, 1997 in Bexar County by Joyce MacDonald

1 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-1360 Collected 2010-11-07 in Lampasas County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank

Web Reference

Webref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-01-09
Research By: TWC Staff

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