Taxon  Report   6023 
Oxystylis lutea  Torr. & Frém.
Spiny caper
Oxystylis lutea
© 2015 John Doyen
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Oxystylis lutea
© 2005 Aaron Schusteff
Oxystylis lutea
© 2010 James M. Andre
Oxystylis lutea, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is found only slightly beyond California borders.

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Oxystylis lutea
© 2016 Zoya Akulova
Genus: Oxystylis
Creosote Bush Scrub, Alkali Sink
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Oxystylis lutea
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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: Sep 23, 2018).

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