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PlantFiles: Smartweed Dodder
Cuscuta polygonorum

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Family: Convolvulaceae (kon-volv-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cuscuta (kus-KEW-tuh) (Info)
Species: polygonorum

2 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Parasites and Hemiparasites

Height:
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Spacing:
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Hardiness:
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Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
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Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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Profile:

No positives
No neutrals
2 negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Negative Lotsalilys On Aug 12, 2009, Lotsalilys from Maple Heights, OH wrote:

This plant over ran some planters very quickly and was very hard to remove. I would not want this loose in the garden.

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

This plant is considered a noxious weed by the usda for several states.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Cole Camp, Missouri
Maple Heights, Ohio
Dalworthington Gardens, Texas



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