Taxon  Report   11952 
Poteridium annuum  (Nutt.) Spach
Western burnet
Poteridium annuum
© 2006 Steve Matson
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Poteridium annuum
© 2015 Jean Pawek
Poteridium annuum
© 2015 Jean Pawek
Poteridium annuum, a dicot, is an annual or perennial herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Poteridium annuum
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Family: ROSACEAE  
Genus: Poteridium
Yellow Pine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2
PLANTS accepted name: Sanguisorba annua
Alternate Names:
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TJM2: Sanguisorba occidentalis
More information about  Poteridium annuum
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 22, 2018).

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