Calflora
Taxon  Report   1753    
Caulanthus heterophyllus  (Nutt.) Payson
San diego wild cabbage,  Slender pod jewelflower
Caulanthus heterophyllus
© 2009 Aaron Schusteff
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Caulanthus heterophyllus
© 2004 Vince Scheidt
Caulanthus heterophyllus
© 1996 Christopher L. Christie
Caulanthus heterophyllus, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Caulanthus heterophyllus
© 2003 Charles E. Jones
Family: BRASSICACEAE  
Genus: Caulanthus
Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub, Chaparral, weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Caulanthus heterophyllus var. heterophyllus
ICPN + PLANTS: Caulanthus heterophyllus var. pseudosimulans
ICPN: Caulanthus stenocarpus
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More information about  Caulanthus heterophyllus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (CAHE11)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 21, 2018).

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