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Nama stenocarpa  A. Gray
Mud nama
Nama stenocarpa is an annual herb that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
also called Nama stenocarpum
California Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).
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Observation Search
~89 records in California
yellowone or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

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Genus: Nama
Family: Namaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: riparian, lake-margins, streambanks, edges

Communities: Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS

Alternate Names:
CNPSNama stenocarpum
Information about  Nama stenocarpa from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora

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[Wikipedia] Range, Description: Nama stenocarpa is a species of flowering plant in the borage family known by the common name mud fiddleleaf. It is native to northern Mexico and areas of southern California, Arizona, and Texas, where it is known from wet habitat such as marshes and swampy valley wetlands. Description Nama stenocarpa is a hairy annual herb with a prostrate or upright branching stem up to about 40 centimeters long. The oval or spoon-shaped leaves are up to about 3 centimeters long, wavy or rolled along the edges, and clasp the stem at their bases. The inflorescence is a cluster of white flowers and their bristly, leaflike sepals. Each funnel-shaped flower is about half a centimeter long and wide with a lobed face. (link added by Mary Ann Machi)

Suggested Citation
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).