Taxon  Report   1250    
Calandrinia ciliata  (Ruiz & Pav.) DC.  
(no longer an active name; please see Calandrinia menziesii)
Red maids,  Redmaids
Calandrinia ciliata, 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 menziesii
Siskiyou Del Norte Modoc Humboldt Shasta Lassen Trinity Plumas Tehama Butte Mendocino Glenn Sierra Yuba Lake Nevada Colusa Placer Sutter El Dorado Yolo Alpine Napa Sonoma Sacramento Mono Amador Solano Calaveras Tuolumne San Joaquin Marin Contra Costa Alameda Santa Cruz Mariposa Madera San Francisco San Mateo Merced Fresno Stanislaus Santa Clara Inyo San Benito Tulare Kings Monterey San Bernardino San Luis Obispo Kern Santa Barbara Ventura Los Angeles Riverside Orange San Diego Imperial

Bloom Period
Genus: Calandrinia

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Communities: Valley Grassland, Foothill Woodland

Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

ICPN other name:
Calandrinia menziesii

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Calandrinia ciliata var. menziesii
NOTE: Calandrinia ciliata is no longer an active name.
More information about  Calandrinia ciliata
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.

BONAP Distribution Map

Edible Seeds and Grains of California Tribes...:  Fringed redmaids ..., a widespread wildflower of California, had such delicious seeds that they were eaten “like candy” by the Yokuts (Gayton 1948).

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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Sep 23, 2020).