Calflora
Taxon  Report   8356    
Wyethia angustifolia  (DC.) Nutt.
California compassplant,  Narrow leaf mule ears, Narrow leaved mule ears, Narrowleaf mule ears
Wyethia angustifolia
© 2018 Saskia Raether
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Wyethia angustifolia
© 2018 Emily Allen
Wyethia angustifolia
© 2004 Carol W. Witham
Wyethia angustifolia, 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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Wyethia angustifolia
© 2004 Carol W. Witham
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Wyethia
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Wyethia angustifolia var. foliosa
ICPN: Wyethia foliosa
More information about  Wyethia angustifolia
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (WYAN)

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 16, 2018).

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