Taxon  Report   1909    
Chaenactis suffrutescens  A. Gray
Shasta chaenactis
Chaenactis suffrutescens
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Chaenactis suffrutescens
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Chaenactis suffrutescens
© 2004 Penn Martin II
Chaenactis suffrutescens, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
California Rare Plant Rank: 1B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Chaenactis suffrutescens
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Genus: Chaenactis
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest

Serpentine affinity: 6.1; (strict endemic)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Chaenactis suffrutescens var. incana
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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).