Taxon  Report   5470 
Microseris douglasii  (DC.) Schultz-Bip.
Douglas' microseris,  Douglas' silverpuffs
Microseris douglasii
© 2015 John Doyen
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Microseris douglasii
© 2013 Andrew Borcher
Microseris douglasii
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Microseris douglasii, 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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Microseris douglasii
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Valley Grassland, Coastal Prairie, Coastal Sage Scrub
Wetlands:Occurs in wetlands in another region, but occurs almost always under natural conditions in non wetlands in California [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   1.3 (weak indicator / indifferent)   [Safford et al 2005]
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Microseris douglasii
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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 26, 2016).

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