Taxon  Report   2784    
Downingia yina  Applegate
Cascade calicoflower,  Cascade downingia
Downingia yina
© 2006 George W. Hartwell
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Downingia yina
© 2000 John Game
Downingia yina
© 2015 John Doyen
Downingia yina, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Downingia yina
© 2005 Jerry Murray
Genus: Downingia
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest, Redwood Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Downingia yina var. major
More information about  Downingia yina
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 23, 2019).