Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Cuscuta pentagona Engelmann. Phen: May-Nov. Hab: Roadsides, fields, open disturbed areas, on a wide variety of (mostly herbaceous) hosts, especially Fabaceae. Dist: Throughout the United States and s. Canada.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = C, Fl6, G, GW2, Il, Mi, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, S, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WH3, Costea, Nesom, & Stefanović (2006a), Musselman (1986), Spaulding (2013a), Yuncker (1965); > Cuscuta campestris – F, WV; > Cuscuta pentagona – F, WV; > Cuscuta pentagona var. pentagona – K3, K4, NcTx; >< Cuscuta pentagona var. pentagona – K1, Gandhi, Thomas, & Hatch (1987); > Cuscuta pentagona var. pubescens – K3, K4, NcTx

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image of plant© Alan M. Cressler
image of plant© Keith Bradley
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