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Cuscuta warneri

Cuscuta warneri Yunck.

Warner's Dodder

Cuscutaceae (Dodder family)

Synonym(s): Cuscuta indecora var. warneri

USDA Symbol: CUWA2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Cuscuta spp. are parasitic on a variety of other plants.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Vine
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Scrambling over or twining around host plants, resembling a tangle of yellowish string.
Leaf: Leaves of Cuscuta spp. may be absent, or so small and scale-like that they go unnoticed.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Sep


Native Habitat: Open wet areas, usually parasitic on Phyla.

Web Reference

Webref 50 - New Mexico Rare Plants (2020) New Mexico Rare Plant Technical Council
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2020-12-21
Research By: CBR

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