Taxon  Report   8356    
Wyethia angustifolia  (DC.) Nutt.
California compassplant,  Narrow leaf mule ears, Narrow leaved mule ears, Narrowleaf mule ears
Wyethia angustifolia
© 2018 Saskia Raether
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Wyethia angustifolia
© 2017 James Gonsman
Wyethia angustifolia
© 2018 Eliezer Margolis
Wyethia angustifolia, 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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Wyethia angustifolia
© 2004 Carol W. Witham
Genus: Wyethia
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Wyethia angustifolia var. foliosa
ICPN: Wyethia foliosa
More information about  Wyethia angustifolia
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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 18, 2019).