Taxon  Report   1898 
Chaenactis glabriuscula  DC.
Common yellow chaenactis,  Yellow pincushion
Chaenactis glabriuscula
© 2015 John Doyen
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Chaenactis glabriuscula
© 2003 Barry Breckling
Chaenactis glabriuscula
© 2009 Stanley Spencer
Chaenactis glabriuscula, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Chaenactis glabriuscula
© 2005 Christopher L. Christie
Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, Coastal Sage Scrub, Southern Oak Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest, Valley Grassland, Coastal Strand
Habitat: coastal
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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Aug 15, 2018).

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