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Acaena pinnatifida  Ruiz & Pav.  var. californica  (Bitter) Jeps.
California acaena,  California sheepburr
Acaena pinnatifida var. californica
© 2015 Debra L. Cook
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Acaena pinnatifida var. californica
© 2009 Vernon Smith
Acaena pinnatifida var. californica
© 2010 Robert Steers/NPS
Acaena pinnatifida var. californica, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Acaena pinnatifida var. californica
© 2015 Debra L. Cook
Family: ROSACEAE  
Genus: Acaena
Parent: Acaena pinnatifida
Communities: Northern Coastal Scrub, Coastal Strand

Habitat: coastal

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Acaena californica
More information about  Acaena pinnatifida var. californica
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This plant is available commercially.
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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 18, 2019).