Taxon  Report   6913    
Psilocarphus tenellus  Nutt.
Slender woolly marbles,  Slender woollyheads
Psilocarphus tenellus
© 2012 Neal Kramer
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Psilocarphus tenellus
© 2002 Dean Wm. Taylor
Psilocarphus tenellus
© 2014 Gary McDonald
Psilocarphus tenellus, 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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Psilocarphus tenellus
© 2008 Keir Morse
Genus: Psilocarphus
Communities: wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Psilocarphus tenellus var. tenellus
More information about  Psilocarphus tenellus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Dec 16, 2018).