Taxon  Report   5474 
Microseris elegans  A. Gray
Elegant silverpuffs
Microseris elegans
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Microseris elegans
© 2011 Zoya Akulova
Microseris elegans, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is found only slightly beyond California borders.

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Microseris elegans
© 2011 Zoya Akulova
Genus: Microseris
Valley Grassland
Habitat: slopes
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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ICPN: Microseris aphantocarpha var. mariposana
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Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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 24, 2018).

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