Taxon  Report   6090    
Pectocarya heterocarpa  (I. M. Johnst.) I. M. Johnst.
Chuckwalla combseed,  Chuckwalla pectocarya, Hairy leaved comb bur
Pectocarya heterocarpa
© 2010 Neal Kramer
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Pectocarya heterocarpa
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Pectocarya heterocarpa
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Pectocarya heterocarpa, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Pectocarya heterocarpa
© 2004 James M. Andre
Genus: Pectocarya
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland, Valley Grassland

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Pectocarya penicillata var. heterocarpa
More information about  Pectocarya heterocarpa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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 17, 2019).