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Cuscuta campestris Yuncker. Subgenus: Grammica. Field Dodder, Prairie Dodder. Phen: Late May-Nov. Hab: Roadsides, fields, open disturbed areas, especially (but not only) on herbaceous Fabaceae. Other hosts include Acanthaceae, Asteraceae, Brassicaceae, Chenopodiaceae, Convolvulaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Hydrophyllaceae, Polygonaceae, Solanaceae, Uerticaceae, and Verbenaceae (Costea & Tardif 2006). Dist: Nearly cosmopolitan because of its common association with cultivated legumes, its original distribution unclear.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: A species of hybrid derivation, with Cuscuta pentagona one of its parents.

Synonymy: = Ar, Bah, F, FNA14, GW2, Il, K3, K4, Mi, NY, Pa, RAB, Tat, Tn, Tx, Va, W, Costea, Nesom, & Stefanović (2006a), Costea, Nesom, & Stefanović (2006b), Costea, Nesom, & Stefanović (2006c), Musselman (1986), Spaulding (2013a), Yuncker (1965); = Grammica campestris (Yunck.) Hadač & Chrtek; < Cuscuta pentagona Engelm. – C, G; < Cuscuta pentagona Engelm. var. pentagona – K1, Gandhi, Thomas, & Hatch (1987)

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image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Cuscuta pentagona var. pentagona (Cuscuta campestris), Pine Log, Bartow County, Georgia 1 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Paul Marcum source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Paul Marcum source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Paul Marcum source | Original Image ⭷

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