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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, south into Mexico.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

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

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image of plant© Alan Cressler: Cuscuta pentagona, on Dalea purpurea, Harrell Prairie, Jackson Prairie Remnant, Harrell Prairie Botanical Area, Bienville National Forest, Scott County, Mississippi 1 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan M. Cressler | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷

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