There are 25 verified occurrences, 12 historical occurrences. Probably more common in Lower Hudson and New York City area.
Widely scattered throughout New York south of the Adirondacks. New York is near the northern edge of the range.
This parasitic plant occurs in almost every state from the West Coast to the East Coast except for Wyoming, Vermont, and Maine. Its northeastern limit is reached in New York and New England.
The time of year you would expect to find Five-angled Dodder flowering and fruiting in New York.
Cuscuta pentagona Engelm.
Other varieties are now separate species. Published in SIDA 22(1): 151-175. Taxonomy of the Cuscuta pentagona complex (Convolvulaceae) in North America.
Costea, Mihai, Guy Nesom and Sasa Stefanovic. 2006. Taxonomy of the Cuscuta pentagona complex (Convolvulaceae) in North America. SIDA 22 (1): 151-175.
Mitchell, Richard S. and Gordon C. Tucker. 1997. Revised Checklist of New York State Plants. Contributions to a Flora of New York State. Checklist IV. Bulletin No. 490. New York State Museum. Albany, NY. 400 pp.
New York Natural Heritage Program. 2020. New York Natural Heritage Program Databases. Albany, NY.
This guide was authored by: Stephen M. Young
Information for this guide was last updated on: September 6, 2012
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New York Natural Heritage Program. 2020. Online Conservation Guide for Cuscuta pentagona. Available from: https://guides.nynhp.org/five-angled-dodder/. Accessed January 25, 2020.