Calflora
Taxon  Report   5474    
Microseris elegans  Greene ex A. Gray
Elegant silverpuffs
Microseris elegans
© 2011 Zoya Akulova
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Microseris elegans
© 2011 Zoya Akulova
Microseris elegans, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is found only slightly beyond California borders.

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Microseris elegans
© 2004 Laura Ann Eliassen
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Microseris
Communities: Valley Grassland

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Microseris aphantocarpha var. mariposana
More information about  Microseris elegans
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

USDA PLANTS Profile (MIEL)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 16, 2018).