Taxon  Report   4649 
Layia platyglossa  (Fischer & C. Meyer) A. Gray
Coastal tidytips
Layia platyglossa
© 2010 Zoya Akulova
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Layia platyglossa
© 2012 Jason Matthias Mills
Layia platyglossa
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Layia platyglossa, 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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Layia platyglossa
© 2009 Barry Breckling
Genus: Layia
Northern Coastal Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)
Habitat: slopes
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Layia platyglossa ssp. campestris
PLANTS: Layia platyglossa var. breviseta
PLANTS: Layia ziegleri
More information about  Layia platyglossa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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 21, 2018).

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