Calflora
Taxon  Report   2609    
Damasonium californicum  Torr. ex Benth.
California damsonium
Damasonium californicum
© 2015 Richard Spellenberg
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Damasonium californicum
© 2010 Zoya Akulova
Damasonium californicum
© 2007 Carol W. Witham
Damasonium californicum, a monocot, is a perennial herb (aquatic) that is native to California, is found only slightly beyond California borders.

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Damasonium californicum
© 2015 Richard Spellenberg
Family: ALISMATACEAE  
Genus: Damasonium
Communities: Valley Grassland, Foothill Woodland, Sagebrush Scrub, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Machaerocarpus californicus
More information about  Damasonium californicum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (DACA12)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 18, 2018).

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