Calflora
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
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Xylorhiza tortifolia var. tortifolia, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Xylorhiza tortifolia var. tortifolia
© 2004 Michelle Cloud-Hughes
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Xylorhiza
Parent: Xylorhiza tortifolia
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Aplopappus tortifolius
PLANTS: Aster abatus
PLANTS: Aster goodingii
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More information about  Xylorhiza tortifolia var. tortifolia
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (XYTOT)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 19, 2018).

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