Taxon  Report   7236 
Rupertia physodes  (Douglas) J. W. Grimes
California tea,  Common rupertia, Forest scurfpea
Rupertia physodes
© 2009 Chris Wagner
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Rupertia physodes
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Rupertia physodes
© 2016 John Doyen
Rupertia physodes, a dicot, is a 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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Rupertia physodes
© 2007 Norman Jensen
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Rupertia
(many plant communities)
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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ICPN + PLANTS: Psoralea physodes
More information about  Rupertia physodes
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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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: Jul 22, 2018).

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