Calflora
Taxon  Report   2783    
Downingia pusilla  (G. Don ex A. DC.) Torr.
Dwarf calicoflower,   Dwarf downingia
Downingia pusilla, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
also called Downingia humilis
California Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   CNDDB
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Observation Search
(142 records)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Family: Campanulaceae  
Genus: Downingia

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: vernal-pools

Communities: Freshwater Wetlands, Foothill Woodland, Valley Grassland, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPNBolelia humilis
CNPS + PLANTSDowningia humilis
More information about  Downingia pusilla

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]. 2021. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 04/18/2021).