Calflora
Taxon  Report   6654    
Pluchea sericea  (Nutt.) Coville
Arrow wed,  Arrow weed, Arrowweed
Pluchea sericea
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Pluchea sericea
© 2004 James M. Andre
Pluchea sericea
© 2014 Keir Morse
Pluchea sericea, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Pluchea sericea
© 2018 Terry Hunefeld
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Pluchea
Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub, Creosote Bush Scrub, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Berthelotia sericea
PLANTS: Polypappus sericeus
PLANTS: Tessaria sericea
More information about  Pluchea sericea
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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 (PLSE)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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 19, 2018).

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