Taxon  Report   6653    
Pluchea odorata  (L.) Cass.
Salt marsh fleabane,  Sweetscent
Pluchea odorata
© 2009 Thomas Stoughton
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Pluchea odorata
© 2018 Cynthia Powell
Pluchea odorata
© 2004 Robert Sivinski
Pluchea odorata, a dicot, is an annual or perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Pluchea odorata
© 2018 Cynthia Powell
Genus: Pluchea
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Coastal Salt Marsh, Freshwater Wetlands

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: coastal, salt-marsh, freshwater-marsh

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

More information about  Pluchea odorata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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 23, 2019).