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Chaenactis alpigena  Sharsm.
Southern sierra chaenactis,  Southern sierra pincushion
Chaenactis alpigena
© 2010 Ryan Elliott
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Chaenactis alpigena
© 2013 Robert Sikora
Chaenactis alpigena
© 2003 Steve Matson
Chaenactis alpigena, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is found only slightly beyond California borders.

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Chaenactis alpigena
© 2015 Neal Kramer
Genus: Chaenactis
Communities: Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Valley Grassland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Chaenactis alpigena
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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 19, 2019).