Calflora
Taxon  Report   10460    
Xylorhiza tortifolia  (Torr. & A. Gray) Greene
Mojave woodyaster
Xylorhiza tortifolia
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Xylorhiza tortifolia
© 2004 James M. Andre
Xylorhiza tortifolia
© 1998 Larry Blakely
Xylorhiza tortifolia, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Xylorhiza tortifolia
© 2018 Angelique Herman
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Xylorhiza
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Wyethia ovata var. funerea
More information about  Xylorhiza tortifolia
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (XYTO2)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 17, 2018).

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