Taxon  Report   6097    
Pectocarya setosa  A. Gray
Moth combseed,  Stiff stemmed comb bur
Pectocarya setosa
© 2008 Neal Kramer
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Pectocarya setosa
© 2006 Steve Matson
Pectocarya setosa
© 2010 James M. Andre
Pectocarya setosa, 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 setosa
© 2009 Keir Morse
Genus: Pectocarya
Communities: Valley Grassland, Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Sagebrush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Pectocarya setosa
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).