Taxon  Report   6092 
Pectocarya penicillata  (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC.
Sleeping combseed,  Winged comb seed, Winged pectocarya
Pectocarya penicillata
© 2015 John Doyen
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Pectocarya penicillata
© 2010 Thomas Stoughton
Pectocarya penicillata
© 2010 Thomas Stoughton
Pectocarya penicillata, 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 penicillata
© 2006 Aaron Schusteff
Genus: Pectocarya
Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Cynoglossum penicillatum
PLANTS: Pectocarya linearis var. penicillata
More information about  Pectocarya penicillata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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: Feb 22, 2018).

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