Calflora
Taxon  Report   4532    
Kickxia elatine  (L.) Dumort.
Sharp leaved fluellin,  Sharp point fluellin, Sharpleaf cancerwort
Kickxia elatine
© 2008 Keir Morse
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Kickxia elatine
© 2008 Keir Morse
Kickxia elatine
© 2013 John Doyen
Kickxia elatine, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Kickxia elatine
© 2005 Michael Charters
Family: PLANTAGINACEAE  
Genus: Kickxia

Wetlands:
Arid West: Occurs in non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Antirrhinum elatine
PLANTS: Linaria elatine
More information about  Kickxia elatine
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (KIEL)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 20, 2018).

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