Taxon  Report   2003 
Chlorogalum pomeridianum  (DC.) Kunth
Amole,  Soap plant, Soaproot, Wavyleaf soap plant
Chlorogalum pomeridianum
© 2003 David A. Tharp
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Chlorogalum pomeridianum
© 2011 John W. Wall
Chlorogalum pomeridianum
© 2011 Hattie Brown
Chlorogalum pomeridianum, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Chlorogalum pomeridianum
© 2004 George W. Hartwell
Valley Grassland, Coastal Sage Scrub, Northern Coastal Scrub, Foothill Woodland, Closed-cone Pine Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Chaparral
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Chlorogalum pomeridianum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 26, 2016).

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