Taxon  Report   8372 
Xylorhiza tortifolia  (Torr. & A. Gray) Greene  var. tortifolia 
Desert aster,  Mojave aster, Mojave woodyaster
Xylorhiza tortifolia var. tortifolia
© 2008 Jason E. Willand
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Xylorhiza tortifolia var. tortifolia
© 2004 Michelle Cloud-Hughes
Xylorhiza tortifolia var. tortifolia
© 2004 Michelle Cloud-Hughes
Xylorhiza tortifolia var. tortifolia, 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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Xylorhiza tortifolia var. tortifolia
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Genus: Xylorhiza
Parent Record Xylorhiza tortifolia
Creosote Bush Scrub
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Aplopappus tortifolius
PLANTS: Aster abatus
PLANTS: Aster goodingii
PLANTS: Aster mohavensis
PLANTS: Aster tortifolius
PLANTS: Machaeranthera tortifolia
PLANTS: Xylorhiza lanceolata
PLANTS: Xylorhiza scopulorum
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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 18, 2018).

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