Taxon  Report   4116 
Hesperochiron californicus  (Benth.) S. Watson
California hesperochiron
Hesperochiron californicus
© 2016 John Doyen
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Hesperochiron californicus
© 2010 Genevieve K. Walden
Hesperochiron californicus
© 2012 Neal Kramer
Hesperochiron californicus, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Hesperochiron californicus
© 2007 Steve Matson
Genus: Hesperochiron
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, wetland-riparian
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Hesperochiron californicus var. incanus
PLANTS: Hesperochiron californicus var. watsonianus
PLANTS: Hesperochiron lasianthus
ICPN: Hesperochiron latifolius
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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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