Taxon  Report   9237 
Smelowskia ovalis  M. E. Jones
Alpine false candytuft
Smelowskia ovalis
© 2009 George W. Hartwell
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Smelowskia ovalis
© 2008 George W. Hartwell
Smelowskia ovalis, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Smelowskia ovalis
© © Susan Cochrane and CNPS
Genus: Smelowskia
Alpine Fell-fields
Habitat: slopes
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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ICPN + CNPS: Smelowskia ovalis var. congesta
More information about  Smelowskia ovalis
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: Aug 20, 2018).

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