Taxon  Report   6490 
Physocarpus capitatus  (Pursh) Kuntze
Ninebark,  Pacific ninebark, Western ninebark
Physocarpus capitatus
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Physocarpus capitatus
© 2008 Margo Bors
Physocarpus capitatus
© 2008 Keir Morse
Physocarpus capitatus, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Physocarpus capitatus
© 2008 Keir Morse
Family: ROSACEAE  
Genus: Physocarpus
Redwood Forest, Chaparral, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, wetland-riparian
Habitat: streambanks, slopes [Walker]
Wetlands:Usually occurs in wetlands, but occasionally found in non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Physocarpus opulifolius var. tomentellus
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This plant is available commercially.
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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 24, 2016).

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