Taxon  Report   2900 
Elatine californica  A. Gray
California waterwort
Elatine californica
© 2015 Vernon Smith
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Elatine californica
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Elatine californica, a dicot, is an annual or perennial herb that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to California.

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Elatine californica
© 2003 Keir Morse
Genus: Elatine
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands
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PLANTS: Elatine californica var. williamsii
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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: Jun 19, 2018).

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