Taxon  Report   1898    
Chaenactis glabriuscula  DC.
Common yellow chaenactis,  Yellow pincushion
Chaenactis glabriuscula
© 2005 Christopher L. Christie
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Chaenactis glabriuscula
© 2003 Barry Breckling
Chaenactis glabriuscula
© 2009 Stanley Spencer
Chaenactis glabriuscula, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Chaenactis glabriuscula
© 2015 John Doyen
Communities: Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, Coastal Sage Scrub, Southern Oak Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest, Valley Grassland, Coastal Strand

Habitat: coastal

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Chaenactis glabriuscula
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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 23, 2019).