Taxon  Report   6095 
Pectocarya pusilla  (A. DC.) A. Gray
Little combseed,  Little pectocarya
Pectocarya pusilla
© 2004 Carol W. Witham
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Pectocarya pusilla
© 2008 Keir Morse
Pectocarya pusilla
© 2008 Keir Morse
Pectocarya pusilla, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Pectocarya pusilla
© 2008 Jorg Fleige
Genus: Pectocarya
Foothill Woodland, Northern Oak Woodland, Chaparral
Habitat: slopes
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   1.3 (weak indicator / indifferent)   [Safford et al 2005]
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Pectocarya pusilla
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

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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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