Taxon  Report   2774    
Downingia elegans  (Douglas ex Lindl.) Torr.
Elegant calicoflower,  Elegant downingia
Downingia elegans, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

Bloom Period
Genus: Downingia
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Communities: Mixed Evergreen Forest, Sagebrush Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Downingia elegans var. brachypetala
ICPN: Downingia elegans var. corymbosa
ICPN: Downingia elegans var. elegans
More information about  Downingia elegans
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jun 02, 2020).