Taxon  Report   6226    
Pentachaeta aurea  Nutt.
Golden chaetopappa,  Golden rayed pentachaeta
Pentachaeta aurea
© 2005 Michael Charters
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Pentachaeta aurea
© 2005 Michael Charters
Pentachaeta aurea
© 2014 RT Hawke
Pentachaeta aurea, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is found only slightly beyond California borders.

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Pentachaeta aurea
© 2009 Vince Scheidt
Genus: Pentachaeta
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Valley Grassland, Southern Oak Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Chaetopappa aurea
PLANTS: Pentachaeta orcuttii
PLANTS: Pentachaeta paleacea
More information about  Pentachaeta aurea
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
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).