Taxon  Report   3914 
Githopsis specularioides  Nutt.
Common bluecup,  Venus' looking glass
Githopsis specularioides
© 2011 Steven Perry
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Githopsis specularioides
© 2007 Penn Martin II
Githopsis specularioides
© 2007 Penn Martin II
Githopsis specularioides, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Githopsis specularioides
© 2001 Jeff Abbas
Genus: Githopsis
Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)
Habitat: slopes
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Githopsis calycina var. hirsuta
PLANTS: Githopsis calycina
PLANTS: Githopsis specularioides var. hirsuta
More information about  Githopsis specularioides
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Feb 23, 2018).

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