Taxon  Report   11539 
Cistanthe ambigua  (S. Watson) Hershk.
Desert cistanthe
Cistanthe ambigua
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Cistanthe ambigua, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Cistanthe ambigua
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Genus: Cistanthe
Creosote Bush Scrub, wetland-riparian
Wetlands:Equally likely to occur in wetlands or non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS
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TJM2 + PLANTS: Calandrinia ambigua
More information about  Cistanthe ambigua
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Feb 14, 2016).

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