Taxon  Report   7342    
Santolina chamaecyparissus  L.
Lavender cotton
Santolina chamaecyparissus
© 2012 Richard Spellenberg
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Santolina chamaecyparissus
© 2006 Luigi Rignanese
Santolina chamaecyparissus
© 2011 Barry Breckling
Santolina chamaecyparissus, a dicot, is a shrub that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Santolina chamaecyparissus
© 2012 Richard Spellenberg
Genus: Santolina
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

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More information about  Santolina chamaecyparissus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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 17, 2019).