Calflora
Taxon  Report   11852    
Mitellastra caulescens  (Nutt.) Howell
Leafy-stemmed mitrewort
Mitellastra caulescens
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Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Mitellastra caulescens
© 2002 N. Misa Ward
Mitellastra caulescens, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
also called Mitella caulescens
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.2 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Mitellastra caulescens
© 2002 N. Misa Ward and EDAW
Communities: Mixed Evergreen Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS

PLANTS accepted name:
Mitella caulescens

Alternate Names:
ICPN + CNPS: Mitella caulescens
More information about  Mitellastra caulescens
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (MICA5)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 16, 2018).

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