Calflora
Taxon  Report   9401    
Purshia mexicana  (D. Don) S. L. Welsh
Mexican cliffrose
Purshia mexicana
© 2015 Ron Wolf
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Purshia mexicana
© 2000 Gary A. Monroe
Purshia mexicana
© 2015 Ron Wolf
Purshia mexicana, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California.

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Purshia mexicana
© 2015 Ron Wolf
Family: ROSACEAE  
Genus: Purshia
Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Cowania mexicana var. dubia
PLANTS: Cowania mexicana
More information about  Purshia mexicana
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

USDA PLANTS Profile (PUME)

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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