Calflora
Taxon  Report   11539    
Cistanthe ambigua  (S. Watson) Carolin ex Hershk.
Desert Pussypaws,  Desert cistanthe
Cistanthe ambigua, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
also called Calandrinia ambigua

Bloom Period
Family: MONTIACEAE  
Genus: Cistanthe
Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF + PLANTS: Calandrinia ambigua
More information about  Cistanthe ambigua
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (CIAM3)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

Landscape information from Calscape

Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images

Consortium of California Herbaria


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 07, 2019).