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Field Dodder - Cuscuta pentagona


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNA

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General Description
Stems yellow. Inflorescence of compact, many-flowered glomerules. Flowers sessile or subsessile, 1–3 mm long, 5-merous; calyx not fleshy, yellowish, the lobes ovate; corolla tube as long as the calyx; appendages nearly reaching the top of the tube; stamens barely surpassed by the corolla lobes; stigmas globose. Capsule not circumscissile; styles in a terminal recession that is not thickened (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
N. and S. America (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Habitat
On introduced clovers and other forbs in fields, gardens; plains, valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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Field Dodder — Cuscuta pentagona.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from