Taxon  Report   6531    
Piperia elegans  (Lindl.) Rydb.
Coast piperia,  Elegant piperia, Elegant rein orchid, Hillside piperia
Piperia elegans
© 2013 Robert Sikora
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Piperia elegans
© 2011 John W. Wall
Piperia elegans
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Piperia elegans, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California.

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Piperia elegans
© 2013 Robert Sikora
Genus: Piperia
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Chaparral, Foothill Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Northern Coastal Scrub, Closed-cone Pine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Piperia elegans
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

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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).