Taxon  Report   2783    
Downingia pusilla  (G. Don ex A. DC.) Torr.
Dwarf calicoflower,  Dwarf downingia
Downingia pusilla, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond, South America.
also called Downingia humilis
California Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   CNPS Inventory
Observation Search
(136 records)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Genus: Downingia
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: vernal-pools

Communities: Foothill Woodland, Valley Grassland, Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
CNPS + PLANTS: Downingia humilis
ICPN: Bolelia humilis
More information about  Downingia pusilla
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: Mar 29, 2020).