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Jaumea carnosa  (Less.) A. Gray
Fleshy jaumea,   Marsh jaumea
Jaumea carnosa is a perennial herb that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
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Genus: Jaumea
Family: Asteraceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: coastal, salt-marsh

Communities: Coastal Strand, Coastal Salt Marsh, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Information about  Jaumea carnosa from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


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[Wikipedia] Range, Description, Distribution: Jaumea carnosa, known by the common names marsh jaumea, fleshy jaumea, or simply jaumea, is a halophytic salt marsh plant native to the wetlands, coastal sea cliffs and salt marshes of the western coast of North America. Description It is a perennial dicotyledon.[2] It has succulent green leaves on soft pinkish-green stems, not unlike ice plant in appearance. Its stems are weak and long. Flowers are yellow and the peduncle is enlarged below the head.[3] It spreads by an extensive rhizome system.[4] Distribution Jaumea carnosa ranges from British Columbia to northern Baja California, and can be found in wetlands and salt marshes. Some populations are located on the Channel Islands of California.[4][5][6] (contributed 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]. 2023. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 12/07/2023).