Taxon  Report   2779    
Downingia ornatissima  Greene
Folded calicoflower,  Horned downingia
Downingia ornatissima
© 2015 John Doyen
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Downingia ornatissima
© 2010 Aaron Arthur
Downingia ornatissima
© 2007 John Game
Downingia ornatissima, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Downingia ornatissima
© 2003 George W. Hartwell
Genus: Downingia
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Valley Grassland, Foothill Woodland, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Downingia ornatissima
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).