Taxon  Report   8356 
Wyethia angustifolia  (DC.) Nutt.
California compassplant,  Narrow leaf mule ears, Narrow leaved mule ears, Narrowleaf mule ears
Wyethia angustifolia
© 2018 Emily Allen
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Wyethia angustifolia
© 2004 Carol W. Witham
Wyethia angustifolia
© 2015 Barry Breckling
Wyethia angustifolia, 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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Wyethia angustifolia
© 2004 Carol W. Witham
Genus: Wyethia
Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)
Habitat: slopes
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Wyethia angustifolia var. foliosa
ICPN: Wyethia foliosa
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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: Jun 19, 2018).

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