Taxon: Cuscuta campestris Yunck.

Genus: Cuscuta
Family: Convolvulaceae
Tribe: Cuscuteae
Nomen number: 311577
Place of publication: Mem. Torrey Bot. Club 18:138. 1932
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 07-Sep-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 07-Sep-2004
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Harmful organism host: crop diseases (fide Virus Diseases)
  • Harmful organism host: crop pests (fide Virus Diseases)
  • Weed: parasite (fide Noxweed Aust; Weeds SAfr 2001)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Noxweed Aust; Weeds SAfr 2001)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Eastern Canada: Canada New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia
    • Northern Mexico: Mexico Chihuahua, Durango, San Luis Potosi, Sonora
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States New Mexico, Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico Guanajuato, Jalisco, Michoacan, Morelos
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah
    • Western Canada: Canada Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan
  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: Bahamas ; Cuba ; Guadeloupe ; Jamaica ; Martinique

  • Naturalized


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  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image