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Clover Dodder - Cuscuta epithymum

Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
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USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 1

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General Description
Stems yellow to purplish. Inflorescence of compact, few- to many-flowered glomerules. Flowers sessile, 2–3 mm long, 5-merous; calyx membranous, purplish, the lobes ovate; corolla tube longer than the calyx, the lobes acute; appendages reaching the middle of the tube; stamens barely surpassed by the corolla lobes; stigmas linear. Capsule circumscissile (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Introduced into western N. America; native to Europe (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Habitat
Hosts are legumes and other, often introduced forbs in grasslands, forest openings; valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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