Taxon  Report   6096    
Pectocarya recurvata  I. M. Johnst.
Arch nutted comb bur,  Curvenut combseed
Pectocarya recurvata
© 2019 Belinda Lo
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Pectocarya recurvata
© 2008 Neal Kramer
Pectocarya recurvata
© 2019 Belinda Lo
Pectocarya recurvata, 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 recurvata
© 2016 John Doyen
Genus: Pectocarya
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Pectocarya recurvata
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 21, 2019).