Taxon  Report   1025 
Ayenia compacta  Rose
California ayenia,  Desert ayenia
Ayenia compacta
© 2004 Aaron Schusteff
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Ayenia compacta
© 2012 Keir Morse
Ayenia compacta
© 2014 Keir Morse
Ayenia compacta, a dicot, is a perennial herb or shrub that is native to California and is found only slightly beyond California borders, Baja California.
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 2B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

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Ayenia compacta
© 2012 Keir Morse
Genus: Ayenia
Creosote Bush Scrub
Habitat: washes [CNPS Inventory]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Ayenia californica
More information about  Ayenia compacta
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Apr 28, 2017).

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