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

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Athysanus pusillus
© 2008 Keir Morse
Genus: Athysanus
Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Athysanus pusillus var. glabrior
TJM2 + PLANTS: Thysanocarpus pusillus
More information about  Athysanus pusillus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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:   (Accessed: Feb 22, 2018).

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