Taxon  Report   1248    
Calandrinia ambigua  (S. Watson) Howell  
(no longer an active name)
Desert calendrinia,  Desert red maids
Calandrinia 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.
Genus: Calandrinia
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, wetland-riparian
Name Status:
Accepted in JM93

JEF + PLANTS other name:
Cistanthe ambigua

NOTE: Calandrinia ambigua is no longer an active name.
More information about  Calandrinia ambigua
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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: Dec 11, 2019).