Taxon  Report   10949    
Leptosyne californica  Nutt.
California coreopsis
Leptosyne californica
© 1998 Larry Blakely
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Leptosyne californica
© 2013 California Academy of Sciences
Leptosyne californica
© 1998 Larry Blakely
Leptosyne californica, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California.

Interactive Distribution Map

Observation Hotline
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point, line, or polygon

Plant Characteristics
and Associations

Bloom Period
Leptosyne californica
© 2006 Larry Blakely
Genus: Leptosyne
Communities: Southern Oak Woodland, Valley Grassland, Joshua Tree Woodland, Creosote Bush Scrub

Habitat: canyons

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS accepted name:
Coreopsis californica var. californica

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Coreopsis californica
ICPN: Coreopsis californica var. californica
More information about  Leptosyne californica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria


Search (Flora of North America)

website references from Google

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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 16, 2019).