Taxon  Report   2527 
Cuscuta approximata  Bab.
Alfalfa dodder
Cuscuta approximata, a dicot, is an annual herb or vine (parasitic) that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Genus: Cuscuta
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Cuscuta epithymum ssp. approximata
PLANTS: Cuscuta planiflora
TJM2 + PLANTS: Cuscuta approximata var. urceolata
TJM2: Cuscuta cupulata
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Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

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UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation. on the
International Plants Names Index

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Nov 28, 2015).

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