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PlantFiles: Smartweed Dodder
Cuscuta polygonorum

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.

Parasites and Hemiparasites

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Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

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Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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No positives
No neutrals
2 negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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.


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

Cole Camp, Missouri
Maple Heights, Ohio
Arlington, Texas

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