Calflora
Taxon  Report   2429    
Cressa truxillensis  Kunth
Alkali weed,  Spreading alkaliweed
Cressa truxillensis
© 2010 James M. Andre
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Cressa truxillensis
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Cressa truxillensis
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Cressa truxillensis, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Cressa truxillensis
© 2008 Zoya Akulova
Family: CONVOLVULACEAE  
Genus: Cressa
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities), Alkali Sink, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Cressa depressa
PLANTS: Cressa insularis
PLANTS: Cressa truxillensis var. minima
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More information about  Cressa truxillensis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (CRTR5)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 15, 2018).