Taxon  Report   2531    
Cuscuta californica  Hook. & Arn.  var. californica 
California dodder,  Chaparral dodder, Short flowered dodder
Cuscuta californica var. californica
© 2010 Vernon Smith
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Cuscuta californica var. californica
© 2017 David popp
Cuscuta californica var. californica
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Cuscuta californica var. californica, a dicot, is an annual herb or vine (parasitic) that is native to California.

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Cuscuta californica var. californica
© 2017 David popp
Genus: Cuscuta
Parent: Cuscuta californica
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2019).