Taxon  Report   2539    
Cuscuta pentagona  Engelm.
Five angled dodder,  Fiveangled dodder, Western field dodder
Cuscuta pentagona
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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, 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

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More information about  Cuscuta pentagona
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

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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: Dec 15, 2018).

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