Taxon  Report   1104    
Boerhavia coccinea  Mill.
Red boerhaavia,  Scarlet spiderling
Boerhavia coccinea
© 2014 Keir Morse
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Boerhavia coccinea
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Boerhavia coccinea
© 2014 Keir Morse
Boerhavia coccinea, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Boerhavia coccinea
© 1998 Arthur H. Bazell, M.D.
Genus: Boerhavia
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Valley Grassland, Southern Oak Woodland

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Boerhavia caribaea
More information about  Boerhavia coccinea
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).