Latin name: Cuscuta campestris Yunck.
Pronunciation: koos-KOO-ta cam-PES-tris
Common name: Western field dodder
Family: Convolvulaceae (Morning glory)
Habitat: Roadsides and fields below 1500' and generally near the coast on many herbaceous and shrubby hosts especially in the sunflower family
Blooming period: May to November
Name derivations: 1) Cuscuta 2) campestris