Latin name: Cuscuta denticulata Engelm.
Pronunciation: koos-KOO-ta den-tik-yoo-LAY-ta
Common name: Desert dodder
Family: Convolvulaceae (Morning glory)
Habitat: Twining around and through herbs and shrubs in creosote bush scrub and joshua tree woodland in the northern Colorado and Mojave Deserts to an elevation of about 4000'
Blooming period: May to October
Name derivations: 1) Cuscuta 2) denticulata