Calflora
Taxon  Report   8990    
Synthyris missurica  (Raf.) Pennell  ssp. missurica 
Kitten tails
Synthyris missurica ssp. missurica
© 2010 Aaron Arthur
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Synthyris missurica ssp. missurica, a dicot, is a perennial herb (rhizomatous) that is native to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 2B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Observation Hotline
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point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Synthyris missurica ssp. missurica
© 2016 Matt Berry
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Synthyris missurica var. major
PLANTS: Synthyris reniformis var. major
ICPN: Synthyris major
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More information about  Synthyris missurica ssp. missurica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (SYMIM2)

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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 21, 2018).

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