Taxon  Report   4848 
Linanthus androsaceus  (Benth.) E. Greene  (not an active name; please see Leptosiphon androsaceus)
Common linanthus,  False baby stars, False babystars, Showy linanthus
Linanthus androsaceus, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Linanthus androsaceus
© 1995 Saint Mary's College of California
Genus: Linanthus
Northern Oak Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, Foothill Woodland
Habitat: slopes [Walker]
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Name Status:
Accepted in JM93
TJM2 + PLANTS accepted name: Leptosiphon androsaceus
 NOTE: Linanthus androsaceus is not an active name in the Calflora species table.
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Location Suitability

Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.


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Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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International Plants Names Index

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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]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Nov 29, 2015).

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