Taxon  Report   45    
Acamptopappus sphaerocephalus  (Harv. & A. Gray) A. Gray
Rayless goldenhead
Acamptopappus sphaerocephalus
© 2006 Aaron Schusteff
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Acamptopappus sphaerocephalus
© 2006 Aaron Schusteff
Acamptopappus sphaerocephalus
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Acamptopappus sphaerocephalus, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Acamptopappus sphaerocephalus
© 2010 Jean Pawek
Genus: Acamptopappus
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Acamptopappus sphaerocephalus
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

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 23, 2019).