Taxon  Report   6723    
Polyctenium fremontii  (S. Watson) Greene
Desert combleaf,  Fremont's polyctenium
Polyctenium fremontii
© 2011 Steve Matson
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Polyctenium fremontii, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Polyctenium fremontii
© 2009 Steve Matson
Genus: Polyctenium
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Polyctenium fremontii var. confertum
ICPN: Polyctenium williamsiae
ICPN: Polyctenium fremontii var. fremontii
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More information about  Polyctenium fremontii
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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 20, 2019).