Taxon  Report   6092    
Pectocarya penicillata  (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC.
Sleeping combseed,  Winged comb seed, Winged pectocarya
Pectocarya penicillata
© 2006 Aaron Schusteff
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Pectocarya penicillata
© 2017 James Bailey
Pectocarya penicillata
© 2015 Ron Vanderhoff
Pectocarya penicillata, 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 penicillata
© 2015 John Doyen
Genus: Pectocarya
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Cynoglossum penicillatum
PLANTS: Pectocarya linearis var. penicillata
More information about  Pectocarya penicillata
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 17, 2019).