Calflora
Taxon  Report   1250    
Calandrinia ciliata  (Ruiz & Pav.) DC.  
(no longer an active name; please see Calandrinia menziesii)
Red maids,  Redmaids
Calandrinia ciliata
© 2004 Carol W. Witham
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Calandrinia ciliata
© 2009 Keir Morse
Calandrinia ciliata
© 2008 Keir Morse
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

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Calandrinia ciliata
© 2008 Neal Kramer
Family: MONTIACEAE  
Genus: Calandrinia
Communities: Valley Grassland, Foothill Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Calandrinia ciliata var. menziesii
NOTE: Calandrinia ciliata is no longer an active name.
More information about  Calandrinia ciliata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (CACI2)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google

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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 13, 2018).

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