Taxon  Report   1908 
Chaenactis stevioides  Hook. & Arn.
Desert pincushion,  Esteve pincushion
Chaenactis stevioides
© 2004 James M. Andre
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Chaenactis stevioides
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Chaenactis stevioides
© 2015 Wynn Anderson
Chaenactis stevioides, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Chaenactis stevioides
© 2003 Michael Charters
Genus: Chaenactis
Creosote Bush Scrub
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Chaenactis latifolia
PLANTS: Chaenactis mexicana
PLANTS: Chaenactis stevioides var. brachypappa
TJM2 + PLANTS: Chaenactis gillespiei
TJM2 + PLANTS: Chaenactis stevioides var. thornberi
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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: Feb 19, 2018).

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