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PlantFiles: Field Dodder, Five-angled Dodder
Cuscuta pentagona

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Family: Convolvulaceae (kon-volv-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cuscuta (kus-KEW-tuh) (Info)
Species: pentagona (pent-uh-GON-uh) (Info)

Synonym:Grammica campestris
Synonym:Grammica pentagona

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Category:
Annuals
Perennials
Vines and Climbers
Parasites and Hemiparasites

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 2b: to -42.7 C (-45 F)
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Unknown - Tell us

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Fall

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

No positives
No neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

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Negative cherishlife On Nov 12, 2004, cherishlife from Pocola, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Apparently dodder is quite the noxious weed in several states according to the USDA website.

Alabama:
dodder Class A noxious weed
Arizona:
dodder Prohibited noxious weed
dodder Restricted noxious weed
Arkansas:
dodder Noxious weed
California:
dodder C list (noxious weeds)
dodder Quarantine
Florida:
dodder Noxious weed
Massachusetts:
dodder Noxious weed
Michigan:
dodder Noxious weed
Minnesota:
dodder Prohibited noxious weed
North Carolina:
dodder Class A noxious weed
Oregon:
dodder "B" designated weed
dodder Quarantine
South Carolina:
dodder Plant pest
South Dakota:
dodder Regulated non-native plant species
Vermont:
dodder Class A noxious weed



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