Taxon  Report   1756    
Caulanthus inflatus  S. Watson
Desert candle
Caulanthus inflatus
© 2007 Michelle Cloud-Hughes
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Caulanthus inflatus
© 2017 Adam Chasey
Caulanthus inflatus
© 2003 Barry Breckling
Caulanthus inflatus, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Caulanthus inflatus
© 2017 Adam Chasey
Genus: Caulanthus
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Valley Grassland, Joshua Tree Woodland

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Streptanthus inflatus
More information about  Caulanthus inflatus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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).