Calflora
Taxon  Report   4718    
Lepidospartum squamatum  (A. Gray) A. Gray
California broomsage,  California broomshrub, Scale broom, Scalebroom
Lepidospartum squamatum
© 2018 Diane Etchison
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Lepidospartum squamatum
© 2001 Thomas M. Elder, M.D.
Lepidospartum squamatum
© 2002 Hartmut Wisch
Lepidospartum squamatum, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Plant Characteristics
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Lepidospartum squamatum
© 2018 Diane Etchison
Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub, Chaparral, Joshua Tree Woodland, Creosote Bush Scrub

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Lepidospartum squamatum var. palmeri
ICPN: Baccharis sarothroides var. pluricephala
ICPN: Lepidospartum squamatum var. obtectum
More information about  Lepidospartum squamatum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (LESQ)

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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 19, 2018).

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