Taxon  Report   8726    
Pyracantha coccinea  M. Roem.
Scarlet firethorn
Pyracantha coccinea
© 2005 Luigi Rignanese
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Pyracantha coccinea
© W. I. Follett 2007 California Academy of Sciences
Pyracantha coccinea, a dicot, is a shrub that is not native to California. Cal-IPC rating: Limited

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Pyracantha coccinea
© 2005 Luigi Rignanese
Family: ROSACEAE  
Genus: Pyracantha
Communities: escaped cultivar


Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Cotoneaster pyracantha
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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 23, 2019).