Taxon  Report   6453    
Pholistoma auritum  (Lindl.) Lilja
Blue fiestaflower,  Fiesta flower
Pholistoma auritum
© 2003 Christopher L. Christie
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Pholistoma auritum
© 2015 Irene Lindsey
Pholistoma auritum
© 2014 Thomas Reyes
Pholistoma auritum, 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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Pholistoma auritum
© 2015 Barry Thomson
Genus: Pholistoma
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub, Chaparral, Northern Oak Woodland, Southern Oak Woodland, Foothill Woodland

Habitat: canyons, slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Pholistoma auritum
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 21, 2019).