Latin name: Cuscuta californica Hook. & Arn. var. californica
Pronunciation: koos-KOO-ta ka-li-FOR-ni-ka
Common name: California dodder
Family: Convolvulaceae (Morning glory)
Habitat: Many plant communities from sea level to 8200' in most of cismontane California and occasionally on the deserts
Blooming period: May to July
Name derivations: 1) Cuscuta 2) californica