Taxon  Report   1908    
Chaenactis stevioides  Hook. & Arn.
Desert pincushion,  Esteve pincushion
Chaenactis stevioides
© 2003 Michael Charters
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Chaenactis stevioides
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Chaenactis stevioides
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Chaenactis stevioides, 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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Chaenactis stevioides
© 2004 James M. Andre
Genus: Chaenactis
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Chaenactis latifolia
PLANTS: Chaenactis mexicana
PLANTS: Chaenactis stevioides var. brachypappa
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More information about  Chaenactis stevioides
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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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 17, 2019).