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Chaenactis fremontii  A. Gray
Fremont pincushion,  Pincushion flower
Chaenactis fremontii
© 2009 Keir Morse
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Chaenactis fremontii
© 2003 Dr. Mark S. Brunell
Chaenactis fremontii
© 2008 Neal Kramer
Chaenactis fremontii, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Plant Characteristics
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Chaenactis fremontii
© 2010 Thomas Stoughton
Genus: Chaenactis
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland, Valley Grassland, Chaparral

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Chaenactis fremontii
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 16, 2019).