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Plectritis congesta  (Lindl.) A. DC.  ssp. brachystemon  (Fisch. & C. A. Mey.) Morey
Shortspur seablush
Plectritis congesta ssp. brachystemon is an annual herb that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
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Parent: Plectritis congesta
Genus: Plectritis
Family: Valerianaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSPlectritis anomala var. gibbosa
PLANTSPlectritis anomala
PLANTSPlectritis aphanoptera
JEF + PLANTSPlectritis brachystemon
JEFPlectritis congesta ssp. nitida
Information about  Plectritis congesta ssp. brachystemon from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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[wikipedia] Synonym, Taxonomy: Valeriana congesta, synonym Plectritis congesta, is a species of flowering plant in the honeysuckle family.[1] It is known by several common names, including shortspur seablush and rosy plectritis.[2] It is native to western North America.[1] Taxonomy The species was first described by John Lindley in 1827 as Valerianella congesta. It was transferred to the genus Plectritis in 1830, and to Valeriana in 2018 when evidence suggested that Plectritis is a clade within Valeriana.[4][5] As of October 2022, some sources maintain it in Plectritis.[6] (link added by Mary Ann Machi)

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Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 07/22/2024).