Taxon  Report   5468    
Microseris borealis  (Bong.) Sch. Bip.
Apargidium,  Bog microseris, Northern microseris
Microseris borealis
© Gerald and Buff Corsi 2013 California Academy of Sciences
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Microseris borealis
© 2014 Wynn Anderson
Microseris borealis, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 2B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Microseris borealis
© 2014 Wynn Anderson
Genus: Microseris
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: meadows, bogs/fens

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Apargidium boreale
More information about  Microseris borealis
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

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website references from Google  Microseris: from the Greek micros, "small," and seris, "a lettuce-like plant" (contributed by Cynthia Powell)  borealis: northern (contributed by Cynthia Powell)

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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Dec 16, 2018).