Taxon  Report   9806 
Circaea alpina  L.
Small enchanter's nightshade
Circaea alpina
© 2011 Jean Pawek
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Circaea alpina
© 2003 Steve Matson
Circaea alpina
© 2008 Keir Morse
Circaea alpina, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Circaea alpina
© 2006 Louis-M. Landry
Genus: Circaea
Subspecies and Varieties:
Yellow Pine Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Redwood Forest, wetland-riparian
Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Circaea alpina
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria


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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 16, 2018).

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