Taxon  Report   4138 
Heterocodon rariflorum  Nutt.
Few flowered heterocodon,  Rareflower heterocodon, Western pear flower
Heterocodon rariflorum
© 2003 Steve Matson
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Heterocodon rariflorum
© 2003 Michael Charters
Heterocodon rariflorum
© 2011 Barry Breckling
Heterocodon rariflorum, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Heterocodon rariflorum
© 2005 John Game
Genus: Heterocodon
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian
Wetlands:Usually occurs in wetlands, but occasionally found in non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Specularia rariflora
More information about  Heterocodon rariflorum
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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 28, 2016).

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