Calflora
Taxon  Report   960    
Athysanus pusillus  (Hook.) Greene
Athysanus,  Common sandweed, Dwarf athysanus
Athysanus pusillus
© 2008 Keir Morse
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Athysanus pusillus
© 2008 Keir Morse
Athysanus pusillus
© 2008 Keir Morse
Athysanus pusillus, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Athysanus pusillus
© 2008 Steve Matson
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Athysanus pusillus var. glabrior
ICPN + PLANTS: Thysanocarpus pusillus
More information about  Athysanus pusillus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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 (ATPU)

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: Oct 23, 2018).

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