Taxon  Report   6090 
Pectocarya heterocarpa  (I.M. Johnston) I.M. Johnston
Chuckwalla combseed,  Chuckwalla pectocarya, Hairy leaved comb bur
Pectocarya heterocarpa
© 2004 James M. Andre
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Pectocarya heterocarpa
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Pectocarya heterocarpa
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Pectocarya heterocarpa, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Pectocarya heterocarpa
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Genus: Pectocarya
Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland, Valley Grassland
Habitat: slopes
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Pectocarya penicillata var. heterocarpa
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Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
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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: Mar 24, 2018).

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