Taxon  Report   2750 
Dithyrea maritima  (Davidson) Davidson
Beach shieldpod,  Beach spectaclepod
Dithyrea maritima
© 2012 Gary A. Monroe
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Dithyrea maritima
© 1984 California Native Plant Society
Dithyrea maritima
© 2014 John Game
Dithyrea maritima, a dicot, is a perennial herb (rhizomatous) that is native to California and Baja California.
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 1B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

It is listed by the State of California as Threatened .

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Dithyrea maritima
© 2014 John Game
Genus: Dithyrea
Coastal Strand, Coastal Sage Scrub
Habitat: dunes, coastal [CNPS Inventory]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Dithyrea californica var. maritima
More information about  Dithyrea maritima
Jepson eFlora

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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: Oct 28, 2016).

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