Calflora
Taxon  Report   4756    
Lessingia tenuis  (A. Gray) Coville
Spring lessingia
Lessingia tenuis
© 2002 Kevin Merk
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Lessingia tenuis
© 2010 Aaron Schusteff
Lessingia tenuis, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
also called Lessingia germanorum var. tenuis
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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Lessingia tenuis
© 2009 Barry Breckling
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Lessingia
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Lessingia germanorum var. parvula
CNPS + PLANTS: Lessingia germanorum var. tenuis
ICPN: Lessingia heterochroma
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More information about  Lessingia tenuis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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 (LETE8)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 21, 2018).

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