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Microseris bigelovii  (A. Gray) Sch. Bip.
Coast microseris,   Coastal silverpuffs
Microseris bigelovii is an annual herb that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
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Genus: Microseris
Family: Asteraceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Habitat: coastal

Communities: Coastal Strand, Closed-cone Pine Forest

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Information about  Microseris bigelovii from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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[wikipedia] Distribution, Habitat: Microseris bigelovii is a species of flowering plant in the family Asteraceae known by the common name coastal silverpuffs. It is native to the west coast of North America, where its range extends from the southern tip of Vancouver Island to the northern coast of California. Its distribution is scattered, and the northernmost populations are genetically distinct from the southernmost.[2] In British Columbia there are five or six occurrences known to remain, in Washington the single known occurrence has probably been extirpated, and the Oregon populations are imperiled.[2][3] The plant grows in rocky coastline habitats.[1] (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]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 05/28/2024).