Taxon  Report   8344    
Wislizenia refracta  Engelm.  ssp. refracta 
Jackass clover,  Spectacle fruit
Wislizenia refracta ssp. refracta, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas.
California Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   CNPS Inventory
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(35 records)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

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Genus: Wislizenia
Parent: Wislizenia refracta
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: dunes, playas

Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Alkali Sink

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Wislizenia refracta var. melilotoides
More information about  Wislizenia refracta ssp. refracta
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jun 05, 2020).