Taxon  Report   8945 
Leptosiphon ambiguus  (Rattan) J.M. Porter and L.A. Johnson
Serpentine leptosiphon
Leptosiphon ambiguus
© 2010 Neal Kramer
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Leptosiphon ambiguus
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Leptosiphon ambiguus, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.2 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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Leptosiphon ambiguus
© 2009 David A. Tharp
Genus: Leptosiphon
Valley Grassland, Foothill Woodland, Northern Coastal Scrub
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   5.8 (strict endemic)   [Safford et al 2005]
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Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS
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TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS: Linanthus ambiguus
More information about  Leptosiphon ambiguus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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: Mar 24, 2018).

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