Panorama of the San Marcos Foothills Preserve
Plants of the San Marcos Foothills Preserve

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Cuscuta subinclusa (canyon dodder)

Fairly uncommon native parasitic plant. Stems are orange and the flowers are small and white. Grows early in the rainy season then dies back.

Cuscuta subinclusa (canyon dodder) growing on Chaparral mallow in late winter.


Close up of stems, flowers and mallow which is being parasitizing.


Close up of flowers


Close up of flowers.