Taxon  Report   4821    
Limnanthes alba  Benth.
White meadowfoam
Limnanthes alba
© 2011 Steven Perry
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Limnanthes alba
© 2004 Carol W. Witham
Limnanthes alba
© 2004 Carol W. Witham
Limnanthes alba, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Plant Characteristics
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Limnanthes alba
© 2004 Carol W. Witham
Communities: Valley Grassland, Foothill Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Limnanthes alba
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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 16, 2019).