Taxon  Report   4718    
Lepidospartum squamatum  (A. Gray) A. Gray
California broomsage,  California broomshrub, Scale broom, Scalebroom
Lepidospartum squamatum, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

Bloom Period
Genus: Lepidospartum
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub, Chaparral, Joshua Tree Woodland, Creosote Bush Scrub

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF: Baccharis sarothroides var. pluricephala
PLANTS: Lepidospartum squamatum var. palmeri
ICPN: Lepidospartum squamatum var. obtectum
More information about  Lepidospartum squamatum
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: Dec 15, 2019).