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Synthyris missurica  (Raf.) Pennell  ssp. missurica 
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Synthyris missurica ssp. missurica is a perennial herb (rhizomatous) that is native to California.
California Rare Plant Rank: 2B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).
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Parent: Synthyris missurica
Genus: Synthyris
Family: Plantaginaceae  
(Scrophulariaceae)
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEFSynthyris major
PLANTSSynthyris missurica var. major
PLANTSSynthyris reniformis var. major
JEFSynthyris stellata
Information about  Synthyris missurica ssp. missurica from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (SYMIM2)

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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: 01/27/2023).