COMMON NAME: Chaparral Dodder, Witches' Hair
FAMILY: Convolvulaceae (Morning Glory Family)
Flower 2.6–4 mm; calyx persistent, lobes 5, spreading to recurved, lanceolate, acute to acuminate, 0.5–1 X corolla tube; corolla persistent, shallowly bell-shaped, gland-dotted, lobes 5, ± 3–6 mm, reflexed to spreading, lanceolate, acute, appendages 0–0.1 mm; filaments 0.7–1.4 mm, anthers 0.2–1.1 mm; ovary 1–2 mm, generally obovoid, gland-dotted, top generally depressed, styles 0.7–3 mm
Fruit 1.5–2 mm, enveloped by perianth, generally obovoid; top generally depressed
Ecology: On herbs and shrubs on roadsides, chaparral, grassland, yellow-pine forest
Elevation: generally < 2500 m.
Bioregional distribution: California Floristic Province, East of Sierra Nevada, Sonoran Desert
Distribution outside California: to Washington, Colorado, Mexico