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Cuscuta umbellata is a
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Southern N. America.
Parasitic on Polygala spp, Atriplex spp, Suaeda spp, Alternanthera spp, Amaranthus spp and Euphorbia spp in N. Arizona.
We have virtually no information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain.
This is a parasitic species that is devoid of leaves, roots or chlorophyll and so is totally dependant upon its host[
]. It must be grown next to the host plant, which it penetrates with suckers in order to obtain nutriment[
Seed. Parched and ground into a meal[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in the autumn, by lodging it among the stems of a host plant that is being grown in a pot in the greenhouse[