Calflora
Taxon  Report   1133    
Bowlesia incana  Ruiz & Pav.
Hoary bowlesia
Bowlesia incana
© 2002 Dean Wm. Taylor
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Bowlesia incana
© 2004 James M. Andre
Bowlesia incana
© 2008 Keir Morse
Bowlesia incana, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Bowlesia incana
© 2012 Gary McDonald
Communities: Southern Oak Woodland, Coastal Sage Scrub, Foothill Woodland

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Bowlesia septentrionalis
More information about  Bowlesia incana
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 (BOIN3)

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 21, 2018).

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