Taxon  Report   3611    
Frankenia palmeri  S. Watson
Palmer's frankenia,  Palmer's seaheath, Yerba reuma
Frankenia palmeri
© 2015 Wynn Anderson
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Frankenia palmeri
© 2015 Wynn Anderson
Frankenia palmeri
© 2015 Wynn Anderson
Frankenia palmeri, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, Baja California, Sonora, Mexico.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 2B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Frankenia palmeri
© 2003 Debra Valov
Genus: Frankenia
Communities: Coastal Strand, Coastal Salt Marsh, Alkali Sink, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: salt-marsh, dunes, playas, coastal

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

More information about  Frankenia palmeri
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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 17, 2019).