Taxon  Report   5479    
Microseris nutans  (Hook.) Sch. Bip.
Nodding microceris,  Nodding scorzonella, Perennial nodding microseris
Microseris nutans
© 2003 Steve Matson
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Microseris nutans
© 2014 Jean Pawek
Microseris nutans
© 2014 Richard Spellenberg
Microseris nutans, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Microseris nutans
© 2015 Susan McDougall
Genus: Microseris
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Ptilocalais nutans
PLANTS: Scorzonella nutans
PLANTS: Scorzonella nutans var. major
More information about  Microseris nutans
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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 23, 2019).