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Sequoia sempervirens  (D. Don) Endl.
Coast redwood
Sequoia sempervirens is a tree that is native to California, and found only slightly beyond California borders.
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Genus: Sequoia
Family: Cupressaceae  
Category: gymnosperm  
PLANTS group:Gymnosperm
Jepson eFlora section: gymnosperm

Toxicity: MINOR, DERMATITIS

Communities: North Coastal Coniferous Forest, Redwood Forest

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

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

USDA PLANTS Profile (SESE3)

Photos on Calflora

Photos on CalPhotos

Google Images

Photos on iNaturalist

ID Tips on PlantID.net

Photo Tour: Institute for Redwood Ecology, Humboldt State University.

Introduction to Coast Redwood: Coast Redwoods are the tallest living things on earth. To grow so big, these trees have evolved to survive local disasters, such as withstanding dozens of fires in their lifetime and growing buttresses in response to floods... A photo essay from PlantID.net. (contributed by Bruce Homer-Smith)


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]. 2023. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 02/07/2023).