Taxon  Report   1254 
Calliandra eriophylla  Benth.
Fairyduster,  False mesquite
Calliandra eriophylla
© 2006 Steve Matson
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Calliandra eriophylla
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Calliandra eriophylla, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 2B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

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Calliandra eriophylla
© 2001 Charles E. Jones
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Calliandra
Creosote Bush Scrub
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PLANTS: Calliandra eriophylla var. chamaedrys
PLANTS: Calliandra eriophylla var. eriophylla
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This plant is available commercially.
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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]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Apr 23, 2017).

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