Calflora
Taxon  Report   7324    
Samolus parviflorus  Raf.
Water pimpernel
Samolus parviflorus
© 2006 Michael Charters
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Samolus parviflorus
© 2018 Ron Vanderhoff
Samolus parviflorus
© 2016 Erik Larsen
Samolus parviflorus, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Plant Characteristics
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Samolus parviflorus
© 2018 Ron Vanderhoff
Family: THEOPHRASTACEAE  
Genus: Samolus
Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub, Chaparral, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS accepted name:
Samolus valerandi ssp. parviflorus

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Samolus floribundus
ICPN: Samolus valerandi ssp. parviflorus
More information about  Samolus parviflorus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (SAVAP)

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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