Taxon  Report   4756 
Lessingia tenuis  (A. Gray) Coville
Spring lessingia
Lessingia tenuis
© 2009 Barry Breckling
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Lessingia tenuis, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to California.
formerly Lessingia germanorum var. tenuis
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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Lessingia tenuis
© 2010 Aaron Schusteff
Genus: Lessingia
Yellow Pine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Lessingia germanorum var. parvula
CNPS + PLANTS: Lessingia germanorum var. tenuis
ICPN: Lessingia heterochroma
ICPN: Lessingia parvula
ICPN: Lessingia ramulosa var. tenuis
ICPN: Lessingia tenuis var. jaredii
More information about  Lessingia tenuis
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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jun 22, 2018).

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