Taxon  Report   5464 
Micropus californicus  Fischer & C. Meyer  var. californicus 
Q tips,  Slender cottonweed
Micropus californicus var. californicus
© 2008 Keir Morse
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Micropus californicus var. californicus
© 2009 Barry Breckling
Micropus californicus var. californicus
© 2012 Neal Kramer
Micropus californicus var. californicus, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California.

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Micropus californicus var. californicus
© 2015 Richard Spellenberg
Genus: Micropus
Parent Record Micropus californicus
Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Bombycilaena californica var. californica
More information about  Micropus californicus var. californicus
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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: Jan 21, 2018).

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