Taxon  Report   10825 
Cuscuta occidentalis  Millsp.
California dodder
Cuscuta occidentalis
© 2009 Keir Morse
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Cuscuta occidentalis
© 2008 Keir Morse
Cuscuta occidentalis
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Cuscuta occidentalis, a dicot, is an annual herb or vine (parasitic) that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Cuscuta occidentalis
© 2009 Keir Morse
Genus: Cuscuta
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)
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Name Status:
Accepted by JEF
PLANTS accepted name: Cuscuta californica var. breviflora
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ICPN: Cuscuta californica var. breviflora
More information about  Cuscuta occidentalis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Aug 19, 2018).

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