Taxon  Report   5854 
Nicolletia occidentalis  A. Gray
Hole in the sand plant,  Mojave hole in the sand plant, Western nicolletia
Nicolletia occidentalis
© 2008 Christopher L. Christie
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Nicolletia occidentalis
© 2008 Christopher L. Christie
Nicolletia occidentalis
© 2006 Trent M. Draper
Nicolletia occidentalis, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to California.

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Nicolletia occidentalis
© 2003 Michael Charters
Genus: Nicolletia
Creosote Bush Scrub
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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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: Jun 20, 2018).

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