Taxon  Report   4020 
Hecastocleis shockleyi  A. Gray
Shockley's prickleleaf
Hecastocleis shockleyi
© 2013 Aaron Schusteff
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Hecastocleis shockleyi
© 2005 Steve Matson
Hecastocleis shockleyi, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 3 (review list).   8th Edition

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Hecastocleis shockleyi
© 2013 Aaron Schusteff
Genus: Hecastocleis
Creosote Bush Scrub, Shadscale Scrub
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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 18, 2018).

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