Taxon  Report   7236    
Rupertia physodes  (Douglas) J. W. Grimes
California tea,  Common rupertia, Forest scurfpea
Rupertia physodes
© 2007 Norman Jensen
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Rupertia physodes
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Rupertia physodes
© 2016 John Doyen
Rupertia physodes, 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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Rupertia physodes
© 2009 Chris Wagner
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Rupertia
Communities: (many plant communities)
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Psoralea physodes
More information about  Rupertia physodes
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

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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 21, 2019).