Taxon  Report   4718 
Lepidospartum squamatum  (A. Gray) A. Gray
California broomsage,  California broomshrub, Scale broom, Scalebroom
Lepidospartum squamatum
© 2018 Diane Etchison
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Lepidospartum squamatum
© 2001 Thomas M. Elder, M.D.
Lepidospartum squamatum
© 2002 Hartmut Wisch
Lepidospartum squamatum, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Lepidospartum squamatum
© 2018 Diane Etchison
Genus: Lepidospartum
Coastal Sage Scrub, Chaparral, Joshua Tree Woodland, Creosote Bush Scrub
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Lepidospartum squamatum var. palmeri
ICPN: Baccharis sarothroides var. pluricephala
ICPN: Lepidospartum squamatum var. obtectum
More information about  Lepidospartum squamatum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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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: Sep 25, 2018).

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