Taxon  Report   8133    
Triphysaria pusilla  (Benth.) T. I. Chuang & Heckard
Dwarf owl's clover,  Little owl's clover
Triphysaria pusilla
© 2007 Aaron Schusteff
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Triphysaria pusilla
© 2012 Neal Kramer
Triphysaria pusilla
© 2008 Aaron Schusteff
Triphysaria pusilla, 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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Triphysaria pusilla
© 2008 Keir Morse
Genus: Triphysaria
Communities: Mixed Evergreen Forest, Foothill Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Orthocarpus pusillus var. densiuscuus
ICPN + PLANTS: Orthocarpus pusillus
More information about  Triphysaria pusilla
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 18, 2019).