Taxon  Report   10954    
Leptosyne maritima  (Nutt.) A. Gray
Sea dahlia
Leptosyne maritima
© 2011 Neal Kramer
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Leptosyne maritima
© 2006 Vince Scheidt
Leptosyne maritima
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Leptosyne maritima, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, Baja California.
also called Coreopsis maritima
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Leptosyne maritima
© 2013 Keir Morse
Genus: Leptosyne
Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub

Habitat: coastal

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + CNPS: Coreopsis maritima
More information about  Leptosyne maritima
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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 20, 2019).