Taxon  Report   3180    
Eriodictyon altissimum  P. V. Wells
Indian knob mountainbalm
Eriodictyon altissimum
© 2012 David Wolfson
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Eriodictyon altissimum
© 2015 Aaron Schusteff
Eriodictyon altissimum
© 2002 California Native Plant Society
Eriodictyon altissimum, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
California Rare Plant Rank: 1B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

It is listed by the State of California as Endangered and by the Federal Government as 'Endangered '.

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point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Eriodictyon altissimum
© 2015 Aaron Schusteff
Genus: Eriodictyon
Communities: Chaparral, Foothill Woodland

Habitat: coastal

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

More information about  Eriodictyon altissimum
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


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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 21, 2019).