Taxon  Report   2776    
Downingia insignis  Greene
Harlequin calicoflower,  Harlequin downingia
Downingia insignis
© 2009 Dee E. Warenycia
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Downingia insignis
© 2013 Aaron Arthur
Downingia insignis
© 2013 Zoya Akulova
Downingia insignis, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

Interactive Distribution Map

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Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Downingia insignis
© 2003 George W. Hartwell
Genus: Downingia
Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, Valley Grassland, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Downingia insignis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


Search the International Plants Names Index

Search (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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2019).