Taxon  Report   4573    
Larrea tridentata  (DC.) Coville
South american creosote bush
Larrea tridentata
© 2004 James M. Andre
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Larrea tridentata
© 2018 Bill Schmidt
Larrea tridentata
© 2018 Steve Schoenig
Larrea tridentata, 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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Larrea tridentata
© 2018 Bill Schmidt
Genus: Larrea
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Larrea tridentata var. arenaria
ICPN: Larrea tridentata var. tridentata
More information about  Larrea tridentata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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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).