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Cuscuta pentagona var. pentagona (Fiveangled dodder)
Cressler, Alan

Cuscuta pentagona var. pentagona

Cuscuta pentagona Engelm. var. pentagona

Fiveangled Dodder

Cuscutaceae (Dodder Family)

Synonym(s): Cuscuta arvensis, Cuscuta campestris, Cuscuta pentagona var. calycina, Grammica campestris, Grammica pentagona


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), HI (I), PR (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
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct


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 , NS , PE

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2014-09-12
Research By: TWC Staff

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