Taxon  Report   4199    
Hoita orbicularis  (Lindl.) Rydb.
Creeping leather root,  Round leaved psoralea, Roundleaf leather root
Hoita orbicularis
© 2011 Barry Breckling
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Hoita orbicularis
© 2011 Barry Breckling
Hoita orbicularis
© 2014 Doreen L. Smith
Hoita orbicularis, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Hoita orbicularis
© 2012 Jean Pawek
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Hoita
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Psoralea orbicularis
More information about  Hoita orbicularis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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 19, 2019).