Taxon  Report   1330 
Calycanthus occidentalis  Hook. & Arn.
Spicebush,  Sweet shrub
Calycanthus occidentalis
© 2011 Aaron Arthur
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Calycanthus occidentalis
© 2015 Jean Pawek
Calycanthus occidentalis
© Gerald and Buff Corsi 2002 California Academy of Sciences
Calycanthus occidentalis, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to California.

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Calycanthus occidentalis
© 2006 Matt Below
Genus: Calycanthus
Foothill Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest, wetland-riparian
Habitat: streambanks
Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jul 18, 2018).

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