Taxon  Report   2539 
Cuscuta pentagona  Engelm.
Five angled dodder,  Fiveangled dodder, Western field dodder
Cuscuta pentagona
© 2016 Keir Morse
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Cuscuta pentagona
© 2016 Keir Morse
Cuscuta pentagona, a dicot, is an annual herb or vine (parasitic) that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Cuscuta pentagona
© © 2016 Keir Morse
Genus: Cuscuta
Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Cuscuta pentagona
UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation (ITIS)


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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 26, 2016).

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