Taxon  Report   3768 
Gayophytum racemosum  Torr. & A. Gray
Black foot gayophytum,  Black footed groundsmoke, Blackfoot groundsmoke
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Gayophytum racemosum, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Genus: Gayophytum
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, wetland-riparian
Habitat: slopes
Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
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Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Gayophytum helleri var. glabrum
PLANTS: Gayophytum helleri
PLANTS: Gayophytum humile var. hirtellum
PLANTS: Gayophytum racemosum var. caesium
ICPN: Gayophytum helleri var. erosulatum
More information about  Gayophytum racemosum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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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