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Cuscuta pentagona (Fiveangled dodder)
Cressler, Alan

Cuscuta pentagona

Cuscuta pentagona Engelm.

Fiveangled Dodder

Cuscutaceae (Dodder Family)


USDA Symbol: CUPE3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N), CAN (N)


From the Image Gallery

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Vine
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Margin: Entire

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep


USA: 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 , NL , NS , PE

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Crosby Arboretum - Picayune, MS

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2015-08-27
Research By: TWC Staff

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