Taxon  Report   1899 
Chaenactis glabriuscula  DC.  var. glabriuscula 
Common yellow chaenactis,  Yellow pincushion
Chaenactis glabriuscula var. glabriuscula
© 2014 Keir Morse
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Chaenactis glabriuscula var. glabriuscula
© 2014 Neal Kramer
Chaenactis glabriuscula var. glabriuscula
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Chaenactis glabriuscula var. glabriuscula, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Chaenactis glabriuscula var. glabriuscula
© 2014 Neal Kramer
Genus: Chaenactis
Parent Record Chaenactis glabriuscula
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   1.7 (weak indicator)   [Safford et al 2005]
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PLANTS: Chaenactis furcata
PLANTS: Chaenactis glabriuscula var. aurea
PLANTS: Chaenactis glabriuscula var. curta
PLANTS: Chaenactis glabriuscula var. tenuifolia
PLANTS: Chaenactis tenuifolia
ICPN: Chaenactis aurea
More information about  Chaenactis glabriuscula var. glabriuscula
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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: Aug 17, 2018).

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