Calflora
Taxon  Report   9198    
Plumbago auriculata  Lam.
Cape leadwort
Plumbago auriculata
© 2008 Zoya Akulova
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Plumbago auriculata
© 2010 Michael O'Brien
Plumbago auriculata
© 2010 Moorea Biocode
Plumbago auriculata, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California.

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Plumbago auriculata
© 2013 Neal Kramer
Family: PLUMBAGINACEAE  
Genus: Plumbago
Toxicity: DERMATITIS

Wetlands: Occurs in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Plumbago capensis
More information about  Plumbago auriculata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (PLAU6)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jan 22, 2019).