Calflora
Taxon  Report   6042    
Palafoxia arida  B. L. Turner & M. Morris  var. arida 
Desert needle,  Desert palafox
Palafoxia arida var. arida
© 2003 Hartmut Wisch
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Palafoxia arida var. arida
© 2010 Thomas Stoughton
Palafoxia arida var. arida
© 1996 Christopher L. Christie
Palafoxia arida var. arida, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California.

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Palafoxia arida var. arida
© 2017 Ron Vanderhoff
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Palafoxia
Parent: Palafoxia arida
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

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More information about  Palafoxia arida var. arida
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (PAARA2)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 20, 2018).

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