Taxon  Report   5690    
Mortonia utahensis  (Trel.) A. Nelson
Utah mortonia
Mortonia utahensis
© 2004 James M. Andre
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Mortonia utahensis
© 2004 James M. Andre
Mortonia utahensis
© 2008 Steve Matson
Mortonia utahensis, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
California Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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Mortonia utahensis
© 2015 Patrick Donnelly
Genus: Mortonia
Communities: Joshua Tree Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Mortonia scabrella var. utahensis
More information about  Mortonia utahensis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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 24, 2019).