Calflora
Taxon  Report   1025    
Ayenia compacta  Rose
California ayenia,  Desert ayenia
Ayenia compacta
© 2012 Keir Morse
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Ayenia compacta
© 2012 Keir Morse
Ayenia compacta
© 2014 Keir Morse
Ayenia compacta, a dicot, is a perennial herb or shrub that is native to California, is found only slightly beyond California borders, Baja California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 2B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Ayenia compacta
© 2004 Aaron Schusteff
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub

Habitat: washes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Ayenia californica
More information about  Ayenia compacta
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 (AYCO)

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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 20, 2018).

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