Taxon  Report   2782 
Downingia pulchella  (Lindl.) Torr.
Flatface calicoflower,  Flatface downingia
Downingia pulchella
© 2015 John Doyen
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Downingia pulchella
© 2004 Carol W. Witham
Downingia pulchella
© 2009 Barry Rice
Downingia pulchella, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to California.

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Downingia pulchella
© 2015 John Doyen
Genus: Downingia
Coastal Salt Marsh, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Valley Grassland, Foothill Woodland, wetland-riparian
Habitat: coastal, salt-marsh
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Downingia pulchella
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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: Jun 19, 2018).

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