Taxon  Report   6111    
Pediomelum californicum  (S. Watson) Rydb.
California indian breadroot
Pediomelum californicum
© 2008 Lynn Watson
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Pediomelum californicum
© 2008 Aaron Schusteff
Pediomelum californicum
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Pediomelum californicum, 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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Pediomelum californicum
© 2015 Keir Morse
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Pediomelum
Communities: Chaparral, Foothill Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland

Serpentine affinity: 4.4; (broad endemic / strong indicator)

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Psoralea californica
More information about  Pediomelum californicum
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 24, 2019).