Taxon  Report   5870 
Nothocalais troximoides  (A. Gray) Greene
False agoseris,  Weevil prairie dandelion
Nothocalais troximoides
© 2006 Steve Matson
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Nothocalais troximoides
© 2015 Richard Spellenberg
Nothocalais troximoides
© 2017 John Doyen
Nothocalais troximoides, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Nothocalais troximoides
© 2018 Susan McDougall
Genus: Nothocalais
Sagebrush Scrub, Northern Juniper Woodland, Northern Oak Woodland
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PLANTS: Microseris troximoides
PLANTS: Scorzonella troximoides
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Nothocalais:  from the Greek nothos, "false or spurious," and Calais, a figure of Greek mythology who had scales on his back (contributed by Cynthia Powell)

troximoides:  Jaeger's Sourcebook relates the root trox with trog, from the Greek trogo, "to gnaw" and trogos, "a gnawer, weevil", and Brown's Composition of Scientific Words says that troxalis is the Latin word for grasshopper or cricket, which are gnawing insects. (contributed by Cynthia Powell)

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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: Jul 15, 2018).

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