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Bruso, George H.
Cuscuta polygonorum Engelm.
Smartweed dodder, Knotweed dodder
USDA Symbol: cupo
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
This is a leafless, rootless, parasitic vine with twining thread-like stems yellow-green to bright orange. It lives on the juices of the host plant.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Notes: Flowers are 4 parted, sometimes creamy-white or very soft pink.
AR , CT , DC , DE , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , ND , NE , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , TN , TX , VA , WI USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
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Record Modified: 2011-08-08
Research By: TWC Staff