Taxon  Report   2350 
Cordylanthus parviflorus  (Ferris) Wiggins
Purple bird's beak
Cordylanthus parviflorus
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Cordylanthus parviflorus
© 2012 Aaron Schusteff
Cordylanthus parviflorus
© 2014 John Doyen ID: 0000 0000 1114 1685 [detail] 2014 John Doyen
Cordylanthus parviflorus, a dicot, is an annual herb (hemiparasitic) that is native to California and Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, Utah.
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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Cordylanthus parviflorus
© 2004 James M. Andre
Genus: Cordylanthus
Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
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Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Cordylanthus glandulosus
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Commercial availability unknown.
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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: May 31, 2016).

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