Taxon  Report   6801    
Porterella carnosula  (Hook. & Arn.) Torr.
Fleshy porterella,  Porterella
Porterella carnosula
© 2011 Steven Perry
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Porterella carnosula
© 2014 John Doyen
Porterella carnosula
© 2007 Steve Matson
Porterella carnosula, 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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Porterella carnosula
© 2014 John Doyen
Genus: Porterella
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Porterella carnosula
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 20, 2019).