Taxon  Report   4573 
Larrea tridentata  (DC.) Cov.
South american creosote bush
Larrea tridentata
© 2005 Steve Matson
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Larrea tridentata
© 2006 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy
Larrea tridentata
© 2003 Michael Charters
Larrea tridentata, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Larrea tridentata
© 2004 James M. Andre
Genus: Larrea
Creosote Bush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Larrea tridentata
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 21, 2016).

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