Taxon  Report   3977 
Gutierrezia californica  (DC.) Torrey & A. Gray
California matchweed,  Matchweed, snakeweed, San joaquin snakeweed
Gutierrezia californica
© 2010 Neal Kramer
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Gutierrezia californica
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Gutierrezia californica
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Gutierrezia californica, a dicot, is a perennial herb or shrub that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Gutierrezia californica
© 2008 Keir Morse
Genus: Gutierrezia
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   1.8 (weak indicator)   [Safford et al 2005]
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Gutierrezia bracteata
More information about  Gutierrezia californica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
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: Feb 22, 2018).

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