Taxon  Report   2782    
Downingia pulchella  (Lindl.) Torr.
Flatface calicoflower,  Flatface downingia
Downingia pulchella
© 2015 John Doyen
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Downingia pulchella
© 2004 Carol W. Witham
Downingia pulchella
© 2009 Barry Rice
Downingia pulchella, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Downingia pulchella
© 2015 John Doyen
Genus: Downingia
Communities: Coastal Salt Marsh, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Valley Grassland, Foothill Woodland, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: coastal, salt-marsh

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Downingia pulchella
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

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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 22, 2019).