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Fiveangled Dodder (Cuscuta pentagona)

About Fiveangled Dodder

Fiveangled Dodder is a Vine. Vines are either woody or herbaceous plants that climb or sprawl.

Plant Names (Nomenclature)

Common Plant Name Fiveangled Dodder
Scientific Plant Name Cuscuta pentagona
Other Common Names
Other Scientific Names
Common Family Name Morning Glory
Scientific Family Name Convolvulaceae


Native Status Kansas Native Native Species: Native to Kansas and the United States

Growth Characteristics

Growth Habit/Form Vine Vines are either woody or herbaceous plants that climb or sprawl.
Life Span Annual Annuals are herbaceous plants that live only one year
Maximum Height 3.0 feet height in feet
Maximum Spread 1.0 feet width in feet
Flower Color White, colors of the flowers
Flowering Season July - August typical months to expect blooms
Reproduction Seed Only methods of reproduction

Growth Requirements

Sun Exposure Full Sun Full Sun: direct sun 8 or more hours of the day
Part Sun: direct sun 4 to 8 hours of the day; about half a day of sun
Shade: direct sun 0 to 4 hours of the day
Soil Moisture Wet to Moist Wet: Soil is soggy or marshy
Moist: Soil tends to stay moist and rarely dries out
Medium: Average soil moisture, little or now slope
Drained: Soil is well drained, never soggy; medium slope
Dry: Soil is dry, often typical of rocky soil; steep slope


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