Taxon  Report   7154 
Rigiopappus leptocladus  A. Gray
Rigiopappus,  Wire weed, Wireweed
Rigiopappus leptocladus
© 2011 Neal Kramer
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Rigiopappus leptocladus
© 2005 Keir Morse
Rigiopappus leptocladus
© 2008 Keir Morse
Rigiopappus leptocladus, 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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Rigiopappus leptocladus
© 2008 Keir Morse
Genus: Rigiopappus
Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)
Habitat: slopes
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   1.9 (weak indicator)   [Safford et al 2005]
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Rigiopappus leptocladus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Dec 18, 2017).

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