Taxon  Report   1889 
Chaenactis alpigena  Sharsm.
Southern sierra chaenactis,  Southern sierra pincushion
Chaenactis alpigena
© 2015 Neal Kramer
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Chaenactis alpigena
© 2013 Robert Sikora
Chaenactis alpigena
© 2003 Steve Matson
Chaenactis alpigena, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is found only slightly beyond California borders.

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Chaenactis alpigena
© 2010 Ryan Elliott
Genus: Chaenactis
Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Valley Grassland
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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:   (Accessed: Feb 23, 2018).

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