Calflora
Taxon  Report   1254    
Calliandra eriophylla  Benth.
Fairyduster,  False mesquite
Calliandra eriophylla
© 2001 Charles E. Jones
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Calliandra eriophylla
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Calliandra eriophylla, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 2B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Calliandra eriophylla
© 2006 Steve Matson
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Calliandra
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Calliandra eriophylla var. chamaedrys
ICPN + PLANTS: Calliandra eriophylla var. eriophylla
More information about  Calliandra eriophylla
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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 (CAER)

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: Nov 18, 2018).

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