Taxon  Report   5870    
Nothocalais troximoides  (A. Gray) Greene
False agoseris,  Weevil prairie dandelion
Nothocalais troximoides
© 2018 Susan McDougall
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Nothocalais troximoides
© 2015 Richard Spellenberg
Nothocalais troximoides
© 2017 John Doyen
Nothocalais troximoides, 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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Nothocalais troximoides
© 2006 Steve Matson
Genus: Nothocalais
Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, Northern Juniper Woodland, Northern Oak Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Microseris troximoides
PLANTS: Scorzonella troximoides
More information about  Nothocalais troximoides
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Nothocalais:  from the Greek nothos, "false or spurious," and Calais, a figure of Greek mythology who had scales on his back (contributed by Cynthia Powell)

troximoides:  Jaeger's Sourcebook relates the root trox with trog, from the Greek trogo, "to gnaw" and trogos, "a gnawer, weevil", and Brown's Composition of Scientific Words says that troxalis is the Latin word for grasshopper or cricket, which are gnawing insects. (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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 17, 2019).