Flora of the Southeastern United States
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Cuscuta indecora Choisy. Bigseed Alfalfa Dodder, Pretty Dodder. Phen: Jul-Oct. Hab: Salt marshes (on Iva frutescens), pine savannahs, bogs, roadsides, disturbed areas. Dist: NJ, MN, and ID, south to s. FL, TX, CA, Mexico, Central America, and South America. See Nelson (1993) for the first SC record. Silberhorn (1998) described an occurrence of this species in VA.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = C, Fl6, GrPl, GW2, Mi, S, Va, WH3, WV, Gandhi, Thomas, & Hatch (1987), Musselman (1986), Spaulding (2013a); > Cuscuta indecora var. attenuata – K3, K4; > Cuscuta indecora var. indecora – Ar, F, Il, K1, K3, K4, NcTx, NE, Tn, Tx, Costea, Nesom, & Stefanović (2006a), Yuncker (1965); > Cuscuta indecora var. longisepala – Ar, K3, K4, NcTx, Tx; > Cuscuta indecora var. neuropetala – F, Il, K1, Yuncker (1965)

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