Taxon  Report   6502 
Pinguicula vulgaris  L.  ssp. macroceras  (Link) Calder & Roy L. Taylor  (not an active name; please see Pinguicula macroceras)
Horned butterwort
Pinguicula vulgaris ssp. macroceras
© 2008 Norman Jensen
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Pinguicula vulgaris ssp. macroceras, a dicot, is a perennial herb (carnivorous) that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
also called Pinguicula macroceras

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Pinguicula vulgaris ssp. macroceras
© 2008 Norman Jensen
Genus: Pinguicula
Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian
Habitat: bogs/fens
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   6.2 (strict endemic)   [Safford et al 2005]
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Name Status:
Accepted in JM93
PLANTS accepted name: Pinguicula macroceras var. macroceras
ICPN + CNPS accepted name: Pinguicula macroceras
NOTE: Pinguicula vulgaris ssp. macroceras is not an active name in the Calflora species table.
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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: Aug 15, 2018).

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