Taxon  Report   4649    
Layia platyglossa  (Fisch. & C. A. Mey.) A. Gray
Coastal tidytips
Layia platyglossa, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

Bloom Period
Genus: Layia
Habitat: slopes

Communities: Northern Coastal Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF + PLANTS: Layia platyglossa ssp. campestris
PLANTS: Layia platyglossa var. breviseta
ICPN + PLANTS: Layia ziegleri
More information about  Layia platyglossa
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


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: Nov 21, 2019).