Taxon  Report   1910    
Chaenactis xantiana  A. Gray
Fleshcolor pincushion,  Xantus pincushion, Xantus' chaenactis
Chaenactis xantiana
© 2010 James M. Andre
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Chaenactis xantiana
© 2010 James M. Andre
Chaenactis xantiana
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Chaenactis xantiana, 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 xantiana
© 2013 Neal Kramer
Genus: Chaenactis
Communities: Chaparral, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Sagebrush Scrub

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Chaenactis xantiana
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).