Taxon  Report   6635    
Platystemon californicus  Benth.
Cream cups,  Creamcups
Platystemon californicus, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

Bloom Period
Genus: Platystemon
Subspecies and Varieties:
Serpentine affinity: 1.7; (weak indicator)

Habitat: coastal

Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub, Northern Oak Woodland, Southern Oak Woodland, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF + PLANTS: Platystemon californicus var. ornithopus
JEF: Platystemon crinitus
JEF + PLANTS: Platystemon californicus var. crinitus
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More information about  Platystemon californicus
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Apr 02, 2020).