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Sonoran Desert Plants
Cuscuta salina Engelmann (Salt Dodder, fideo)

Ajo Peak at Night

 

 Cuscuta salina Engelmann

 Cuscuta salina Engelmann

 Cuscuta salina Engelmann

Habitat: near water
Life Form: forb,annual or vine, parasite
Leaf Description: leafless
Flower Color: white or whitish
Flowering Period: summer
Spines: spineless
Family: Convolvulaceae (morning glory family)
Abundance: rare
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, M.Costea, D.F. Austin, and J. Malusa. 2015. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona: Part 9. Eudicots: Convolvulaceae. Phytoneuron 2015-2, 1-22 page 8 (2.0 MB pdf)

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Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Cuscuta salina Engelmann (opens in a new tab).

 

 

 

 

 

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