smallseed alfalfa dodder
Cuscuta approximata Bab.

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Taxonomic Rank

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Solanales
Family: Cuscutaceae
Genus: Cuscuta

Other System Links

Plants: CUAP2
Bayer: CVCAV
GRIN: 311576
ITIS: 30716

Synonyms and Other Names

Other Common Names:
alfalfa dodder, smallseed alfalfa dodder, smoothseed alfalfa dodder

Related Scientific Names:

Cuscuta approximata var. urceolata (Kunze) Yunck.(Synonym)
Cuscuta planiflora Ten.(Synonym)


Category: Vines
Category: Forbs/Herbs