Taxon  Report   7421    
Scrophularia atrata  Pennell
Black flowered figwort,  Darkflowered figwort
Scrophularia atrata
© 2012 Anuja Parikh and Nathan Gale
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Scrophularia atrata
© 2012 Chris Winchell
Scrophularia atrata
© 2012 Anuja Parikh and Nathan Gale
Scrophularia atrata, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Observation Hotline
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point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
and Associations

Bloom Period
Scrophularia atrata
© Lyda Edge and CNPS
Communities: Coastal Strand, Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Closed-cone Pine Forest

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: riparian, dunes, coastal

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

More information about  Scrophularia atrata
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

ITIS Original Publication citation


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website references from Google

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 16, 2019).