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Cuscuta umbellata - Kunth.
                 
Common Name Flatglobe dodder
Family Convolvulaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Parasitic on Polygala spp, Atriplex spp, Suaeda spp, Alternanthera spp, Amaranthus spp and Euphorbia spp in N. Arizona.
Range Southern N. America.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential Yes
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Cuscuta umbellata Flatglobe dodder


Pedro Acevedo-Rodriguez @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database
Cuscuta umbellata Flatglobe dodder
   
Physical Characteristics
 
Cuscuta umbellata is a . The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Habitats
 Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Seed.
Edible Uses:

Seed. Parched and ground into a meal[161, 177].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
We have virtually no information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain. This is a parasitic species that is devoid of leaves, roots or chlorophyll and so is totally dependant upon its host[238]. It must be grown next to the host plant, which it penetrates with suckers in order to obtain nutriment[238].
Propagation
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in the autumn, by lodging it among the stems of a host plant that is being grown in a pot in the greenhouse[238].

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Other Names
Dodder, flatglobe dodder
Found In
Guianas, Guyana, Haiti, North America, South America, Suriname, USA.
Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Can be weedy or invasive. Cuscuta species are quarantine pests in many countries.
Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status : This taxon has not yet been assessed.
Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Cuscuta chinensisChinese Dodder03
Cuscuta epithymumLesser Dodder02
Cuscuta europaeaGreater dodder02
Cuscuta japonicaJapanese Dodder12
Cuscuta megalocarpaBigfruit Dodder10
Cuscuta reflexaDodder, Giant dodder02
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