Taxon  Report   2533    
Cuscuta cephalanthi  Engelm.
Buttonbush dodder
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Cuscuta cephalanthi, 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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Genus: Cuscuta
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Grammica cephalanthi
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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).