Taxon  Report   2728    
Dicoria canescens  A. Gray
Desert dicoria,  Desert twinbugs
Dicoria canescens
© 2004 James M. Andre
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Dicoria canescens
© 2015 Keir Morse
Dicoria canescens
© 2015 Keir Morse
Dicoria canescens, 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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Dicoria canescens
© 2017 Ron Vanderhoff
Genus: Dicoria
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland, Alkali Sink
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Dicoria canescens ssp. canescens
ICPN: Dicoria canescens ssp. clarkiae
ICPN: Dicoria canescens ssp. hispidula
More information about  Dicoria canescens
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).