Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Cuscuta pentagona Engelm. image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

Botanical Illustration

Derek Anderson
Family Cuscutaceae
Cuscuta pentagona Engelm.
field dodder, five-angled dodder
Cuscuta: a name of Arabic derivation meaning "dodder"
pentagona: five-angled
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Status: Special Concern
Plant: parasitic, annual/perennial, up to 40+" long, herbaceous vine; stems orange and smooth
Flower: 5-parted, tiny, petals with sharp tips; inflorescence a dense cluster of mostly stalkless flowers; blooms June-Oct.
Leaf:alternate, small
Habitat: fields, roadsides

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
All Cuscuta list Google- Images or Text
Cuscuta arvensis Beyr. ex Hook.
Cuscuta campestris Yunck.
Cuscuta pentagona Engelm. var. calycina Engelm.
Cuscuta pentagona Engelm. var. pentagona
Grammica campestris (Yunck.) Hadac & Chrtek
Grammica pentagona (Engelm.) W.A.Weber

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