Calflora
Taxon  Report   7998    
Tolmiea menziesii  (Pursh) Torr. & A. Gray
Pig a back plant,  Youth on age
Tolmiea menziesii
© 2005 Norman Jensen
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Tolmiea menziesii
© 2001 Tony Morosco
Tolmiea menziesii
© 2001 Tony Morosco
Tolmiea menziesii, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Tolmiea menziesii
© 2012 Vernon Smith
Family: SAXIFRAGACEAE  
Genus: Tolmiea
Communities: Red Fir Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Redwood Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest, wetland-riparian
Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Tiarella menziesii
More information about  Tolmiea menziesii
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (TOME)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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 13, 2018).

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